Marcos, Duterte-Carpio likely to attend One Cebu bets’ inauguration

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PRESUMPTIVE president Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos and presumptive vice president Sara Duterte-Carpio are expected to attend the mass oathtaking of candidates under One Cebu party who won in the May 9 local and national elections.

Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia told the media on Monday, May 16, 2022, that they invited Marcos and Duterte-Carpio to the inauguration of One Cebu’s winning candidates.

The exact date of oathtaking, however, has yet to be announced.

The governor was hopeful that Marcos would attend the oathtaking ceremony despite his busy schedule, especially now that he leads the presidential race.

“We will extend that invitation and I hope his (Marcos) schedule will permit us,” Garcia said.

"Given that One Cebu has overwhelmingly won in the entire Province of Cebu. Since this is really history in the making, we are planning on a mass oathtaking with all of our wining congressmen, mayors, vice mayors, councilors, board members," added Garcia, who will serve another three-year term after winning the election.

During her proclamation as governor on May 10, Garcia’s daughter, vice presidential spokesperson and Liloan Mayor Christina Garcia-Frasco, was asked by Duterte-Carpio about the schedule of One Cebu’s mass oathtaking.

“As I said, prior to the election, presumptive vice president Inday Sara has already asked when the inauguration will be. I think she is already planning. I hope they can (attend) but we would understand kung busy kaayo,” Garcia said.

The One Cebu, headed by Garcia, had formally endorsed the UniTeam party of Marcos and Duterte-Carpio in Cebu on April 12.

The vote-rich province delivered 1,055,985 votes to Marcos and 1,258,538 votes to Duterte-Carpio during the May 9 polls, based on data from the media transparency server. (ANV/TPT)

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