Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was sworn in as the 17th president of the Republic of the Philippines on June 30, 2022. Photo by JL JAVIER
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 1) — On June 30, 2022, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. was sworn in as the 17th president of the Republic of the Philippines. This marks the return of the Marcos family to Malacañang Palace, 36 years after they fled the country after his father, the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos, was ousted by Filipinos in what was known as the People Power Revolution.
Foreign dignitaries, past presidents, and other government officials joined the Marcos family to witness the historic inauguration at the National Museum in Manila City. Formerly known as the legislative building, the museum was also the site of the inaugurations of former presidents Manuel L. Quezon, Jose P. Laurel, and Manuel Roxas.
A number of Marcos's supporters were also at the outskirts of the inauguration venue along Padre Burgos Avenue, hoping to catch a glimpse of the new president. Others trooped to the Intramuros Golf Course, which was open for a public viewing of the ceremony.
For safety and security reasons, media was limited to designated boxes behind the VIP attendees. Below are photos taken from there on the day itself.
The sky is overcast on the day of Bongbong Marcos’s inauguration as the Philippines’ 17th president at the National Museum in Manila. Photo by JL JAVIER
Marcos supporters clad in red BBM shirts fill the areas surrounding the venue. Photo by JL JAVIER
Among the VIPs invited to the inauguration is Harry Roque, 2022 senatorial bet under Marcos’s slate and the former presidential spokesperson of Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by JL JAVIER
Larry Gadon, who also ran and lost in the 2022 senatorial race, mingles with other VIP attendees as they await the arrival of the president-elect. Photo by JL JAVIER
Tension rises between Marcos supporters and security personnel before the start of the event. Photo by JL JAVIER
Security personnel form a human barricade to delineate the bounds for the attending Marcos supporters. Photo by JL JAVIER
LED screens project a livestream of Bongbong Marcos’s meeting with outgoing president Rodgrigo Duterte at the Malacañang Palace. Photo by JL JAVIER
Bongbong Marcos arrives at the National Museum a little before noon with his wife, Liza Araneta Marcos, and their sons Sandro, Simon, and Vinny. Photo by JL JAVIER
The inauguration ceremony begins with the Philippine National Anthem, sung by actress and staunch Marcos supporter Toni Gonzaga. Photo by JL JAVIER
A priest raises his hands towards the Marcos family during the Interfaith prayer. Photo by JL JAVIER
The Marcos family onstage before the start of the military-civic parade. Photo by JL JAVIER
The military-civic parade comprises representatives from a wide range of sectors, from the armed forces and police to farmers and medical frontliners. Photo by JL JAVIER
Marcos raises a hand towards attendees and supporters after he is officially sworn in as the new president. Photo by JL JAVIER
According to reports, First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos stuck her tongue out to tease the crowd after a teary-eyed moment.. Photo by JL JAVIER
“Ang pangarap niyo ay pangarap ko.” In his inauguration speech, Marcos vowed to work towards the nation’s recovery and echoed his campaign’s messaging of unity and “Babangon muli.” Photo by JL JAVIER
The presidential family poses with new Vice President Sara Duterte. Photo by JL JAVIER
Bongbong Marcos gives his mother Imelda Marcos a kiss on the cheek as the ceremony comes to a close. Photo by JL JAVIER