GUINNESS RECORD: Philippines Will Have Two VPs For Eleven days!

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Davao Bureau). – Here’s one for the Guinness Book of World Records:  the Philippines will have two vice presidents, albeit only for eleven days!

Presumptive Vice President Inday Sara Duterte announced that she plans to have her oath-taking on June 19, eleven days before that of Presumptive President Bongbong Marcos. (Under the Constitution, the President-elect — and by extension — the Vice President-elect shall take the oath of office at around noon on June 30, 2022.)

2016 was a weird exemption when Leni Robredo had a separate inauguration as VP from that of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Inday Sara’s announcement sent waves of disappointment to many of the 31 million who voted for the Marcos-Duterte tandem, dashing their hopes to personally witness the historic oath-taking of the17th President and his VP on the same day and stage.

So, technically, Duterte’s oath-taking will not yet formally install her as Vice President since the term of the incumbent, Robredo, doesn’t end till June 30.

For eleven days, the Filipinos will have two vice presidents — a world record indeed!

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