Supreme Court Associate Justice Bienvenido Reyes will administer the oath of office to Rodrigo Duterte as the new President of the Philippines.
This was confirmed by Christopher “Bong” Go, Duterte’s executive assistant and member of his inaugural committee, on Thursday.
Like Duterte, Reyes studied law at San Beda College in Manila. He was the former Davao mayor’s fraternity brother in the Lex Talionis Fraternity.
Duterte’s inauguration will be held at Malacañang’s Rizal Hall on June 30.
Presidents traditionally take their oath before the Supreme Court Chief Justice.
President Benigno Aquino 3rd ignored protocol when he took his oath of office before then-Supreme Court Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales.