I’ve been blogging about Pres. Noynoy since yesterday, and these are just tidbits I saw while watching the inauguration:
- Ninoy left Times St. at 9:45am on the dot and I admire that.
-According to the news anchors of ABS-CBN, he had burger patties and fried rice for breakfast, a simple fare for the next president. I saw VP Binay’s house earlier and breakfast was catered….haha!
- Stopping on red lights. Truly admirable and he is showing that discipline comes into play even through a simple act as obeying traffic lights. setting an example is the best way to start a good governance.
-The historic walk to Malacanang at 10:25am with the two presidents, shaking hands and smiling at the press people around. What could they be thinking?
-Riding together going to Luneta at the Presidential car. I wonder what they talked about.
-The last farewell of outgoing Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Although she is considered as the most unpopular president, I felt kind of sad that she was saying goodbye.
-VP Jejomay Binay riding on his E-jeep. Truly Filipino!
-It’s a virtual sea of yellow, the yellow color being the trademark of the Aquino family from the time Ninoy died until now.
-Charise Pempengco, our international celebrity singing the National anthem Lupang Hinirang, makes you proud to be Pinoy!
-Baby James waving at the crowd. Showbiz talaga ang dating
-The mini-concert led by the Apo Hiking Society, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Gary Valenciano, Christian Bautista , Noel Cabangon and the UP Madrigal singers.
-Enrile reading Proclamation of Aquino-Binay Victory at around 11:16am. Pres. Noynoy ‘s parents must be smiling in their graves.
-DFA said that there were about 100 foreign dignitaries who attended the inauguration
-The actual oath-taking done by the VP and the president, it’s the highlight of the event.
-The Inaugural Speech - I had goosebumps listening to Pres. Noynoy deliver it.
-The trip back to Malacanang, this time as the new President of the Philippines.
-Pres. Noynoy briefly stopping by the large portrait of his late mother, Pres. Cory Aquino. I shed a tear or two watching that scene.
Bravo Pres. Noynoy!