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Duterte leaves Palace ahead of Marcos inauguration

President Rodrigo Duterte left Malacañang Palace on Thursday around an hour before his term ends on June 30.

Duterte left the Palace after receiving departure honors from the military inside the Palace grounds.

He received the honors with his successor, Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos. Jr., witnessing the recognition.



Duterte and Marcos shook hands before the former left the Palace to go to his hometown of Davao City. 

Marcos is set to take his oath at 12 noon at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Manila.

He arrived at Malacañang past 10 a.m. for a courtesy call on Duterte. Marcos also signed the Palace guestbook.

Marcos' running mate in the 2022 polls is President Duterte's daughter, Sara Duterte.

Marcos won the Eleksyon 2022 presidential race with 31 million votes, while Sara won the vice presidential election with 32 million votes. —KG, GMA News