China News Agency, Manila, June 30. The new Philippine President Ferdinand Romuldez Marcos was officially sworn in at the National Museum of the Philippines at 12:00 on June 30, becoming the 17th President of the Philippines.

  At about 10:40 a.m. that day, Marcos went to Makkanang Palace to meet with outgoing President Duterte, and the two sides had a brief conversation.

  Marcos then drove to the National Museum of the Philippines, where the presidential inauguration was held, and held a brief military parade.

  At 12:00 noon, Marcos was sworn in on the Bible under the presidency of Philippine Supreme Court Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo.

He then delivered his inaugural address.

  About 30,000 people watched Marcos' inauguration, according to Colonel Jean Fajardo, a spokesman for the Philippine National Police (PNP).

  On May 9 this year, the Philippines held a national election. Marcos, 64, won more than 31 million votes and was successfully elected.

The Philippine constitution stipulates that the term of office of the president is six years.

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