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Chief Justice Gesmundo accepts request to administer Marcos’ oath-taking

Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo has accepted the request to administer the oath of President-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on June 30.

This was confirmed to reporters by Supreme Court spokesman Atty. Brian Hosaka on Tuesday. 

"I do confirm that Chief Justice Gesmundo has been requested to administer the oath of President-Elect Marcos on June 30, 2022," Hosaka said in a message.

When asked by reporters if Gesmundo accepted the request, Hosaka answered in the affirmative.

Marcos' oath taking will be at the National Museum, formerly known as the Old Legislative Building, on Thursday. According to his camp, the ceremony will be solemn, simple and traditional.

Television host Toni Gonzaga will sing the Philippine National Anthem while the inauguration song, "Pilipinas Kong Mahal," will be performed by singer Cris Villonco and the Young Voices of the Philippines Choir.

The Marcos camp said the incoming president would not be needing a teleprompter in his inaugural speech.

More than 18,000 public safety and security forces would be deployed to secure Marcos' inauguration, according to the National Capital Region Police Office. — Anna Felicia Bajo/RSJ, GMA News