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Palace yet to confirm Duterte's attendance at Sara's inauguration as VP

President Rodrigo Duterte's daughter Sara will be sworn in as the country's 15th vice president on June 19, but Malacañang has yet to confirm whether he will attend.

"We have to wait for the announcement coming from my colleagues, (Presidential Communications Operations Office) Usec. Mia Reyes and Asec. Jun Loyola, if the President will be able to attend the inauguration of the incoming Vice President," acting deputy presidential spokesperson Kris Ablan said at a Palace briefing on Friday.

Sara is set to have her inauguration in Davao City, where she is the outgoing mayor. It will be held several days before President-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., her running mate in the May 9 elections, takes office. 

Sara's family was not present when Congress formally declared her the winner of the 2022 vice presidential race on Wednesday.

While the proclamation ceremony was taking place, President Duterte was accepting the credentials of four ambassadors at the presidential palace.

After the proclamation, reporters asked Sara why her family members were not present, but she did not respond. —VBL, GMA News