PRRD to attend Sara's Davao inauguration

By Che Palicte

June 14, 2022, 8:00 pm

<p>President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President-elect Sara Z. Duterte. <em>(PNA file photo)</em></p>

President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President-elect Sara Z. Duterte. (PNA file photo)

DAVAO CITY—President Rodrigo Duterte will be attending the inauguration of his daughter, Vice President-elect Sara Duterte, on June 19 here.

Outgoing Liloan Mayor Christina Frasco, spokesperson of the VP-elect, confirmed Tuesday the attendance of the President to the event.

An article from the Philippine Star said President Duterte does not like to miss the inaugural of his eldest daughter as she takes her oath as the 15th vice president of the country.

As to the choice of venue and date of the inauguration, the VP-elect said: “It's just right—it's the pride of Davao City and Davao Region that they can witness an oath-taking of a vice president.”

June 19 also happens to be Father’s Day, which will mark the first time the two are seen together in public, especially after the campaign for the May 9 national and local elections.

Duterte’s attendance at the inaugural is expected to end months of speculations that the father and daughter are not in good terms.

On Sunday, the President urged his daughter to ensure the continuation of anti-illegal drug programs in schools.

Sara announced last month that she has accepted the offer to become education secretary under the incoming administration of President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

Sara said earlier she wants to improve the welfare and quality of education in the country during her six-year term.

She also vowed to look after the welfare of the Department of Education’s (DepEd) teaching and non-teaching personnel once she assumes office in July this year.

She also reiterated her commitment to producing skilled learners during her stint as DepEd secretary. (PNA)