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Benigno Aquino takes oath as new president

06-30-2010 13:59 BJT

MANILA, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday took his oath as Philippine 15th president at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila in front of thousands of Filipinos.

Philippine President-elect Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III announces the members of his Cabinet during a news conference in Quezon City, Metro Manila June 29, 2010. (Xinhua/Reuters File Photo)
Philippine President-elect Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III announces the members of
his Cabinet during a news conference in Quezon City, Metro Manila June 29, 2010.
(Xinhua/Reuters File Photo)

Associate Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales officiated the oath taking, the first female justice to swear in a Philippine president. Traditionally, Philippine presidents take their oath before a Chief Justice.

Shortly before Aquino took his oath, Vice-President Jejomar Binay took his oath as the next vice president, also administered by Conchita Morales-Carpio.

Benigno, son of former Philippine President Corazon Aquino and senator Benigno Aquino, Jr., won a landslide victory in the May 2010 polls in the country's first automated election.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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