Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Presidential Inauguration - June 30, 2010

I witnessed my first live Presidential inauguration this morning, June 30, 2010. A little over half a million Filipinos joined President Benigno C. Aquino III and Vice President Jejomar C. Binay in their first-ever public audience as the highest and second-highest leaders of the country.

Music filled the inauguration program as Apo Hiking Society, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Gary Valenciano, Christian Bautista, The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, Charice Pempengco, Noel Cabangon, and others gave their share of music to serenade the new President and Vice President.

My dad and I planned to go to Quirino Grandstand to witness this historic event. Travel to the venue was a breeze. I was afraid that traffic would be terrible. Fortunately, the only traffic we experienced on the way to the venue was in Lagusnilad because the Burgos side of the Manila City Hall was closed to traffic. Thank God it was a holiday.

I just hope he wasn't over-promising this morning. Definitely the "wang-wangs" will be difficult to eliminate, unless we do an embargo of such products. :)

Notable was the first-ever oath-taking of the Filipino people as we embark on a new journey as a nation. I also hope the half-million people who pledged change and commitment fulfill their oaths faithfully.

We Were There!
P-Noy as he delivers his first-ever speech as President
Wide view of the stage

Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!

1 comment :

Ms. Leigh V. said...

GALING COUSIN....VERSATILE....pdeng pang-ristaker insurance Agent...pdeng JOURNALIST!!!! I am sure you tug along your DAD in the venue to be your PHOTO JOURNALIST....GALING NYO....MGA GWAPINGS!!!!kaya lang baka sobrang na-exposed si Tito sa Arawan...Give him good shots of Vitamins....REGARDS....