Duterte heads to Manila for inauguration

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Duterte heads to Manila for inauguration

Manman Dejeto

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will be sworn in as the Philippines' next leader in less than 24 hours


DAVAO CITY, Philippines – President-elect Rodrigo Duterte left Davao City on Wednesday evening, June 29, heading to Manila for his inauguration, which will be held in less than 24 hours.

According to Duterte’s chief aide Bong Go, the incoming president’s mood was normal, like it was just an ordinary day for him. (READ: Rody Duterte: The man, the mayor, the president)

Duterte arrived at the old airport in Sasa, Davao City past 8 pm. He boarded a private plane together with common-law wife Honeylet Avanceña and their daughter, Kitty, at 9 pm. The plane took off shortly after. 

BOARDING. President-elect Rodrigo Duterte boards a private plane en route to Manila. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Earlier in the afternoon, spectators excited to see their mayor-turned-president waited at the airport despite the rains.


Duterte will take his oath at Malacañang Palace’s Rizal Hall on Thursday, June 30. (LOOK: IN PHOTOS: Rehearsals for Duterte’s presidential inauguration– Rappler.com

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Patty leads the Rappler+ membership program. She used to be a Rappler multimedia reporter who covered politics, labor, and development issues of vulnerable sectors.