Noynoy Aquino to take oath at Quirino Grandstand

PRESIDENT-elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III will take his oath as the Philippines’ 15th president at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila, his camp said Tuesday.

Aquino spokesman Edwin Lacierda said Noynoy’s inauguration and oath-taking would be held at the Quirino Grandstand because it could accommodate more people than the original preferred venue, the Quezon City Memorial Circle.

The President-elect said he intends to hear Mass at his parents’ grave on June 30.

He is also open to riding the same car with outgoing President Arroyo.

Tradition has it that the outgoing president would leave the inauguration site on board a private vehicle once the new president is sworn in.

Aquino will take his oath before Supreme Court Associate Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales. After the ceremony, he will convene his first Cabinet meeting followed by the Vin d’Honneur at Malacañang Palace. (PIA-Bohol)

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