By Marisol Bo-oc | 06:20 PM June 19,2022
Sara Duterte took her oath as the Philippines’ 15th vice president on Sunday, June 19, 2022.
Supreme Court Justice Ramon Paul Hernando administered Duterte’s oath-taking after a thanksgiving mass, attended by Archbishop Romulo Valles, was held at the San Pedro Cathedral at 3 p.m.
Duterte’s inauguration took place at San Pedro Square in Davao City — her hometown, where she is the outgoing mayor.
“Hindi ako pinakamagaling, pinakamatalino sa Pilipinas at buong mundo ngunit walang makakatalo sa tibay ng puso ko bilang Pilipino,” Duterte said.
She called for unity as times might be challenging.
“The days ahead may be full of challenges that call for us to be more united as a nation. But let me reiterate this: We can never go wrong if we are a people dedicated to honoring the will of God, to serving our country and our fellow men, and protecting the integrity of our families and the future of our children,” she said.
President Rodrigo Duterte, Sara’s father, attended the inauguration.
She called on Filipino parents to exercise their duty of instilling the values of “integrity, discipline, respect, and compassion for others” to their children amid issues confronting the youth.
Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr and his famiy were also present.
Also in attendance were former Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco, Bohol 2nd district Congressman-elect Vanessa Cadorna-Aumentado and businessman Norris Oculam.