Born in the Visayas, Raised and was Ex-Mayor in Mindanao is New President

 

Pinanganak sa Bisaya, Lumaki’t Nag-Mayor sa Mindanao, Bagong Pangulo

MANILA – Taas-kanang-kamay, hawak sa kabila ang bibliya, at sumumpa ngayong araw na maglilingkod bilang bagong Pangulo ng Pilipinas na may banggit pang “kasihan nawa ako ng Diyos” si dating Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte na pinanganak sa Leyte sa Eastern Visayas, kumuha ng abogasya sa Maynila at nakilala sa mundo bilang nagpaparusa at palamura ngunit palaban na lingkod-bayan sa puro digmaang Mindanao. (Raising his right hand and holding a bible on the other, former Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte took his oath today with a mention of “so help me God” as President of the Philippines, who was born in Leyte in Eastern Visayas, took up law studies in Manila, and earned worldwide reputations as The Punisher and foul-mouthed but strong public servant in war-torn Mindanao.)

Sa harap ng ilang nakaalitang mamamahayag mula Metro Davao hanggang Mega Manila, mga kasapi ng pandaigdigang komunidad, mahihirap at mayayaman, pamilya, at mga tagasuporta, mariing sinabi ni Pangulong Duterte na malapit na malapit na ang huling araw ng mga tulak ng droga, kriminal, at kurakot, at sa kabuuan, ika nga niya sa nakaraang kampanya noong halalan, “Paparating na ang pagbabago.” (Before a crowd of journalists from Metro Davao to Mega Manila who were a subject of his recent tirades, members of the international community, rich and poor people, members of his family, and supporters, President Duterte strongly declared that the days would very nearly be over for drug lords, criminals, and corrupt officials and, on the whole, as taken from his election campaign slogan, “Change is coming.”)

Siya rin mismo, mayroon o nagkaroon na ng tinatawag niyang “metamorphosis”. [He said that he himself had (will have) “metamorphosis”.]

Mas malalim ang ibig patungkulan ni Pangulong Duterte hinggil sa kanyang sarili nang sabihin niya iyon, dahil mas alam ng tao na ang metamorphosis ay ang pagpapalit-anyo gaya ng sa paru-paro magmula higad. (President Duterte alludes to something deeper to understand with respect to his personal change, as what man knows well about metamorphosis is that of a transmutation like a caterpillar becoming a butterfly.)

Nakakuha ang okasyon sa Malacañan ng masisigabong palakpakan mula sa mga dumalo, ilan sa kanila’y nakasuot pa ng DU30, at mga positibong reaksyon sa mga tumutok ng mga ulat buhat sa radyo, TV at social media. (The Malacañan occasion drew several ovations from attendees, some donning DU30 shirts, and positive reactions from those who tuned in on live radio, TV and social media coverage.)

Sa sinasabing nakita nilang talino, tapang, political will, at uri ng pinunong higit sa mga karaniwang pulitiko sa bansa tulad ng kalidad ni Pangulong Duterte, ang naipangakong pagbabagong panlipunan sa kanilang harapan ay hindi mabibigo at ang kailangan lang daw, makipagtulungan sa pamahalaan ang taumbayan. (They said that with intelligence, toughness, political will, and a kind of leader far different from traditional politicians that they saw in President Duterte, the promise of social change made before them will not be broken and, according to them, it only requires people to help the government.)

Labing-anim na milyong boto noong ika-9 ng Mayo ang nagluklok sa pwesto kay Pangulong Duterte ng PDP-Laban. Sinundan siya ni administration standard-bearer at dating Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas (Liberal Party), Senadora Grade Poe-Llamanzares (Independente), Pangalawang Pangulong Jejomar Binay (UNA), at Senadora Miriam Defensor-Santiago (People’s Reform Party). [Sixteen million votes on May 9 catapulted President Duterte (PDP-Laban) into power. He was followed by administration standard-bearer and former Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas (Liberal Party), Senator Grace Poe-Llmanzares (Independent), Vice President Jejomar Binay (UNA), and Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago (People’s Reform Party)]

Pinanumpa ang kandidato ng Liberal Party na si Leni Robredo, isang manananggol tulad ni Pangulong Duterte, bilang ganap na halal na Pangalawang Pangulo. Nanalo ang dating kongresista at asawa ng yumaong dating DILG Secretary Jessie Robredo nang may kaunting lamang sa kanyang katunggaling si Senador Ferdinand Marcos Jr. (Liberal Party candidate Leni Robredo, a lawyer like President Duterte, was sworn in as duly elected Vice President. The former congresswoman and widow of former DILG Secretary Jessie Robredo won by a slim margin over Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr.)

Taimtim at mahusay na naisalin ng papaalis na Pangulong Benigno Aquino III ang kapangyarihan sa bagong punong ehekutibo ng bansa. (Outgoing President Benigno Aquino III “smoothly” and “efficiently” transferred power to the country’s new chief executive.) DC Alviar

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