Dutertes start three more years in power
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 June) – Mayor Rodrigo Duterte took his oath Saturday during which he cited in his inaugural speech his 19 years of service as a “mix of success, few failures, frustrations, disappointments, triumphs, humbling experiences, and best of all great satisfaction in what truly matters —being of service to our people and country”.
While mouthing these lines, his youngest daughter Veronica, 3, pulled his hands towards the direction of the audience were the rest of his family sat in an open-air clearing in front of the City Hall’s doorsteps.
Four generations of the Duterte family, including his aging mother Soledad, daughter Sara, and grandchildren through son Paulo, attended his inauguration for another three years as the highest official of the city.
Two hours later, at the session hall of the Sangguniang Panlunsod, Sara Duterte, the mayor’s daughter, took her oath as the city’s first woman vice mayor in well-anticipated and formal rites.
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