By J. Jala | 10:25 AM June 02, 2022
President-elect Ferdinand “BongBong” Marcos Jr. will take his oath as the Philippines’ 17th chief executive at the National Museum, his camp said on Thursday, June 2, 2022.
Incoming Presidential Management Staff secretary Zenaida “Naida” Angping said that the inaugural committee members had recently conducted an ocular inspection of the area and found it to be a suitable venue.
“The National Museum of Philippines building and its surrounding areas match our requirements for President-elect Marcos’ inauguration. Preparations are already in full swing to ensure that it will be ready by then,” Angping said in a statement.
“The safety and welfare of our people are paramount. As such, we chose to avoid disrupting the medical care being given to the COVID-19 patients housed there,” Angping said.
“That’s why we opted for the National Museum as the venue.”
Formerly known as the Old Legislative Building, it has served as the venue for the inauguration of former Presidents Manuel L. Quezon (1935), Jose P. Laurel (1943), and Manuel Roxas (1946).