The Philippines is set to swear in a new President, Mr Marcos Jr, son of the country’s former dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr, who was president from 1965 until 1986. This article by Howard Johnson & Zubaidah Abdul Jalil, is published by BBC News. Here is an excerpt:
His inauguration marks a stunning comeback for the Marcos political dynasty, which was ousted after a popular revolt in 1986. Mr Marcos Jr – nicknamed Bongbong – won an election landslide last month.
Sara Duterte, the daughter of the outgoing president, is being sworn in as vice-president.
Mr Marcos Jr took his oath of office at midday local time (0400GMT) in a colourful ceremony at the National Museum.
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