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
- Follow the live blog of Blogwatch.ph
- Follow the live blog of Yahoo! Purple Thumb
- Follow/use the Twitter hashtags #blogwatch #NoyBinaugural #adiosGMA #purplethumb
Mainstream media coverage
- Follow the live blog of VERA Files
- Watch the free livestream of ABS-CBN
- Watch the free livestream of GMA
- Watch the free livestream of TV5
Commentaries on the Aquino-Binay inaugural
- Hope, cautious optimism over President Aquino | AsianCorrespondent.com
- Filipinos happy to see end of Arroyo regime | AsianCorrespondent.com
- Of great hope and protracted trepidation | Blogwatch.ph
- Old faces dominate unimpressive Aquino cabinet | AsianCorrespondent.com
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.