What you need and want to know: Aquino-Binay inaugural

To mark the inaugural of President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Cojuangco Aquino and Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Cabauatan Binay, here are complete links on the ceremonies, the personalities, the citizen journalism and mainstream media coverage and other pertinent you may need:


Citizen coverage of the inaugural

Mainstream media coverage

Commentaries on the Aquino-Binay inaugural

The inaugural program

Inaugural spokesperson Manolo Quezon has published in his blog the excerpts of the official program:

The oath and the formal swearing-in

To formally assume the office of President of the Philippines, Aquino will be sworn in by Associate Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales with this oath which is stated in the Constitution:

I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully and conscientiously fulfill my duties as President of the Philippines, preserve and defend its Constitution, execute its laws, do justice to every man, and consecrate myself to the service of the Nation. So help me God.

About the new president and vice president

Campaign promises and platforms

The powers of the president and vice president

The president is both the head of state and head of government of the Republic of the Philippines.

The vice president takes over the presidency “in case of death, permanent disability, removal from office, or resignation of the President”.

The Constitution outlines in Article VII the powers of the president and vice president of the Philippines, as well as in other portions of the charter.