Ferdinand Marcos Jr has been sworn in as the President of the Philippines in Manila. He succeeded the outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte. Sara Duterte, the daughter of the outgoing president, is being sworn in as vice-president.
The 64-year-old leader is inheriting a country still on the road to recovery from a years’ long pandemic, and an economic outlook clouded by skyrocketing inflation and rising debt. In his first speech as president, Mr. Ferdinand described his success as the biggest electoral mandate in the history of Philippine democracy.
The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. It is situated in the western Pacific Ocean and consists of around 7,641 islands that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
- President: Bongbong Marcos
- Capital: Manila
- Dialing code: +63
- Currency: Philippine peso
- Official languages: Filipino, English