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Rockets mar Afghan president's swearing-in as rival inaugurates self

Mar 09, 2020 - 8:35 PM

(UPDATED) The game of thrones has strained the patience of the international community and Afghans alike, with Washington warning earlier that the bickering posed a risk to the US withdrawal deal

INAUGURATION. Afghan honor guards walk ahead of the oath inauguration ceremony of Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani, at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on March 9, 2020. (Photo by Wakil Kohsar/AFP

WATCH: The Inauguration of Donald Trump

Jan 20, 2017 - 10:00 PM

UPDATED Donald J Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America Relive the historic ceremony on Rappler

US President Barack Obama addresses the audience after taking the oath of office during the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in at the US Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. US Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad

Trump pledges to unify U.S. on inauguration eve

Jan 20, 2017 - 8:27 AM

UPDATED We re going to unify our country Trump tells a cheering crowd of thousands in front of the Lincoln Memorial after a pre inauguration concert that ended in a burst of fireworks

INAUGURATION EVE. US President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a welcome celebration and concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, on January 19, 2017. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Germany's Merkel warns Trump against protectionism

Jan 15, 2017 - 7:52 AM

There are more advantages to moving forward together than when everyone resolves their problems for themselves I am truly convinced of this German Chancellor Angela Merkel tells a press conference

FORWARD. In this file photo, US President Barack Obama (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel walk during a welcoming ceremony upon arrival at the Herrenhausen Palace in Hanover, on April 24, 2016 where they meet for bilateral talks. Odd Andersen/AFP

Trump unleashes attack on U.S. civil rights icon

Jan 15, 2017 - 7:37 AM

A growing number of Democratic lawmakers announce they will not attend the inauguration on Friday January 20 in the wake of Trump s attack against congressman John Lewis

BOYCOTT. John Lewis, a civil rights icon, on January 13, 2017 became the most high-profile Democratic lawmaker to announce he is boycotting Donald Trump's inauguration. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/AFP

Davao City residents: Mayor Duterte will be missed

Jun 30, 2016 - 8:42 PM

Huwag kang mag alala kung ano man ang plano ng mga kalaban Andito kami sa likuran talaga – fight kami hindi kami aatras one Davaoeño assures Duterte

‘Hopeful’ leftist groups stage rally in support of Duterte

Jun 30, 2016 - 5:13 PM

Updated At least 2 000 rallyists from various militant and sectoral groups march to Mendiola – hoping that the Duterte presidency will address the concerns of the masses and other key issues that the Aquino administration neglected

NEW LEAF. Progressive groups stage a mass protest in Mendiola to celebrate the presidency of Rodrigo Roa Duterte. Photo by Rendell Sanchez/ Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Overjoyed Davaoeños watch Duterte's oath-taking

Jun 30, 2016 - 2:22 PM

Even if the city government did not set up a public viewing some Davaoeños gather to witness their mayor take the country s top post

VERY PROUD. Davao City residents rejoiced as they see their outgoing city mayor take his oath as the country's next president. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Before Duterte, it was Marcos who took his oath at Rizal Hall

Jun 30, 2016 - 2:00 PM

An important detail on the inauguration of the country s 16th president nearly escapes most media groups until an Aquino administration official known for his knowledge of Philippine history points it out

SAME VENUE. Strongman Ferdinand Marcos takes his oath as president in 1986. Photo from Manolo Quezon's Facebook page

Quotable quotes from inaugural speeches of PH presidents

Jun 30, 2016 - 10:00 AM

From Aguinaldo to Aquino here are some memorable quotes from the speeches that inspired the nation through time

FAST FACTS: Presidential inauguration traditions and rituals

Jun 30, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Here s what to expect during a presidential inauguration

1957. Carlos Gracia takes his oath of office at the Independence Grandstand (now named after him). Photo from Malacanang

Duterte heads to Manila for inauguration

Jun 29, 2016 - 9:57 PM

President elect Rodrigo Duterte will be sworn in as the Philippines next leader in less than 24 hours

LIVE: The Duterte-Robredo Inauguration

Jun 29, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Tune in to the live coverage of the inauguration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo on June 30 2016

Pandesal, Chocnut on Leni Robredo's inauguration menu

Jun 29, 2016 - 5:51 PM

The Vice President elect will have a simple 6 dish meal for her guests during her inauguration

LENI ROBREDO. The vice president-elect's inauguration menu features 5 simple Filipino dishes, including pandesal and chocnut. In the photo, Robredo attends a thanksgiving mass in Cebu, a day before her inauguration. Screengrab from Facebook/LeniRobredoPH

Bongbong Marcos to attend Duterte's inauguration

Jun 29, 2016 - 1:23 PM

His sister Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos is also invited to the June 30 event

FULL SUPPORT. Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr will be attending the inaugural ceremony of his longtime friend, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte.

FAST FACTS: The Bible in PH presidential inaugurations

Jun 29, 2016 - 10:30 AM

There s enough interesting trivia about the use of the Bible in the inauguration of Philippine presidents

LOOK: Could this be Duterte's inaugural barong?

Jun 29, 2016 - 7:49 AM

UPDATED In total the President elect has 12 barongs to choose from

Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Durian tartlet, kesong puti in Duterte inauguration menu

Jun 27, 2016 - 12:50 PM

As for drinks President elect Duterte s guests will be served dalandan juice and pine mango cooler says a member of the inauguration organizing committee

ABOUT TO TAKE OATH. Rodrigo Duterte is days away from taking his oath as Philippine president. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Duterte inauguration guest list now has 627 names

Jun 22, 2016 - 8:45 PM

Duterte s camp also reveals that the president elect might use a teleprompter for his inaugural speech and that organizers are doing away with a vin d honneur for diplomats

INAUGURATION DETAILS. Incoming Communications Secretary Martin Andanar (right) and incoming presidential spokesman Ernie Abella let media in on more details on Duterte's inauguration. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte team preparing for his 'transition' to Malacañang

May 10, 2016 - 4:48 PM

The transition team will be composed of 5 key advisers who will be in charge of recommending Cabinet appointees and planning Duterte s inauguration

READY FOR THE PRESIDENCY? Hours after realizing he has won the presidential race, Duterte meets with good friends and key members of his campaign team including brothers Sonny and Paul Dominguez. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

These students are attending Obama's inauguration

Jan 17, 2013 - 12:07 AM

Student achievers will be part of a 5 day conference that will involve listening to keynote speeches debating with their co scholars and learning all about the US presidential campaigns