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Duterte’s Daughter Takes Oath Early in Show of Independence

  • Philippines’ next vice president breaks with tradition
  • President Duterte, successor Marcos Jr. attend ceremony
Sara Duterte speaks to supporters after taking her oath as the next Vice President, on June 19.
Sara Duterte speaks to supporters after taking her oath as the next Vice President, on June 19.Photographer: Ezra Acayan/Getty Images
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Sara Duterte took her oath as the Philippines’ next vice president on Sunday, almost two weeks ahead of President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and breaking with tradition where the two top leaders hold their inaugurations on the day they assume office.

President Rodrigo Duterte attended his daughter’s inauguration ceremony in the southern city of Davao, her family stronghold where she’s outgoing mayor. Marcos Jr. and former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo were also present during the event attended by thousands.