Malacañang declares June 30 a holiday for Noynoy’s inauguration
It’s official. Malacañang has declared June 30, the inauguration of President-Elect Noynoy Aquino, as a special nonworking holiday, reports reports ABS-CBNNews.com.
Presidential Management Staff chief Elena Bautista-Horn told ABS-CBN News that presidential spokesperson Ricardo Saludo will issue a statement about the holiday declaration.
The ABS-CBNNews.com article went on to reveal that Aquino’s inauguration as the 15th Philippine president will be held at the Quirino Grandstand in Rizal Park (formerly Luneta) in Manila. Plans indicate that Aquino is slated to fetch Arroyo from Malacañang. When they arrive at the Quirino Grandstand, Arroyo will be given arrival honors. Then, the two presidents will shake hands and then Arroyo will make her exit.
According to inaugural spokesperson Manolo Quezon, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and House Speaker Prospero Nograles will read the proclamation. Vice President-elect Jejomar "Jojo" Binay will then take his oath, followed by Aquino. A 21-gun salute to the new commander-in-chief will follow and then he will deliver his inaugural address.