Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino is sworn in as the new President of the Philippines, June 30. The inauguration rites for the new president is quite simple but is star studded. Besides the family, supporters and the cabinet of the new president and of Vice President Jejomar Binay about 500,000 people witnessed the occasion.
Charice Pempengco lead the Pilippine National Anthem followed by the singing of “Si Noynoy”, a song composition by Ogie Alcasid and Regine Vealasquez version of “Hindi Ka Nag-iisa”, the main campaign song of Aquino.
Before Senate President Enrile read the Proclamation of Election Results, various Filipino artists rendered a song entitled “New Philippines” which highlights the dreams of change in their country.
The Oath of Office was administered to President-elect Noynoy Aquino at exactly 12 noon by Associate Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales. Aquino then delivered a 20-minute Inaugural Address which most covers his government plans for the next six years and a call to action on all Filipinos to help him.
Right after the Inaugural Address, the people also had to make a pledge entitled, “Oath for Change”. The oath challenges every Filipino to be part of helping and making the government work.
Right after the Inaugural, Aquino proceeded to Malacanang for his first cabinet meeting and later in the afternoon he attended a street party at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City, Metro Manila.
In behalf of the World Correspondents we send in our congratulations and good luck to the newly elected President of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino III.