On May 30, 2016 – President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, made history as the first Philippine President who did not attend his own proclamation in the Congress.
Despite many political alliance of the President who convince him to attend the proclamation ceremony, the President, already decided to thumbs down the ceremony.
Aside from President Rodrigo Duterte, the controversial Vice President elect Leni Robredo, will also proclaimed on that same day.
Rumors speculated that the President reason of not attending the ceremony is because of Robredo’s presence and the majority of Liberal Party. But Atty. Vitaliano Aguirre, incoming Justice secretary of President Duterte’s Cabinet quickly denied all the speculation.
According to some reports, the President who stayed in Davao, at the time of proclamation has never attend any proclamation ceremony since the start of his political career.
Through Philippine History proclamation of President and Vice President is a significant landmark event in Philippine democracy as it is the major step in our electoral process.
President Duterte, is scheduled to take full responsibility of the country on June 30, 2016 replacing the outgoing President NoyNoy Aquino.
Meanwhile, report said that the incoming President will not stay in the Malacanang Palace, as the traditional home of the President for the next 6 years but Pres. Duterte, already said that he will rather go home every day in his home in Davao by a charter plane than stayed in Malacanang.
The President, already said that the reason on why he don’t want to stay in the Malacanang palace due to some Ghost Sightings? We don’t know if this is real or another joke from the incoming President?.