Witness History Unfolds Via ABS-CBN News’ Duterte Inauguration Coverage

Filipinos all over the world will get to witness a historic day in the nation through ABS-CBN’s comprehensive and extensive cross platform coverage of the inauguration of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President-elect Leni Robredo on Thursday, June 30.


Once again, the country’s largest news organization will take the lead in ensuring that Filipinos — whether here or abroad or at home or mobile — will be informed about a very important event in the country’s history, as it happens.

“The inauguration ceremony marks a democratic shift in power in the nation, the transfer of leadership between two popular presidents. It symbolizes an end, and also a beginning. It’s a very important day in the life of this country nation, when more than ever, the Filipino people’s sense of hope is real and palpable. ABS-CBN will be there to give Filipinos not just a front row view of the event, but a more in depth look on the significance of the day and what it really means to the Filipino people as seen from different perspectives,” said Ging Reyes, head of the ABS-CBN Integrated News & Current Affairs.

On free-to-air television, ABS-CBN will have multi-awarded news anchors Ted Failon and Bernadette Sembrano at the helm of its “Ang Panunumpa: Pangako ng Pagbabago” special coverage that will begin at 8:45 am, and will feature live reports from different points in the nation: the Malacanang Palace, the country’s seat of power; the Quezon City Reception House, incoming Vice President Robredo’s choice official residence; and Naga and Davao — the hometowns of Robredo and Duterte, respectively.

On cable TV, ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel, will kick off its special programming live from the ANC studio in Rockwell, Makati at 5:30am via its morning news show “Mornings@ANC.”The program will be have people close to Duterte and Robredo as studio guests, including the outgoing Davao mayor’s co-host in his radio show “Gikan Para sa Masa,” Geraldine Tiu. Meanwhile, anchor Christian Esguerra will also interview Robredo’s spokesperson, Georgina Hernandez at the venue of the Naga Representative’s inauguration.

To relive the past inaugurations in the nation, Karen Davila will have Fidel V. Ramos and Joseph Estrada on “Headstart” at 8am, where the hard-hitting broadcast journalist will also ask the two former presidents for their insights on Duterte, the first Minadanaoan to be president of the country. Anchors Cathy Yang, Nancy Irlanda, Tony Velasquez, Ron Cruz, KC, Lexi Schulze, and TJ Manotoc will also be on duty for the rest of the day and will be joined by political analysts and subject matter experts, as ANC continues its coverage of the first day of Duterte and Robredo in office.

DZMM Radyo Patrol 630, Mega Manila’s number one AM radio station, which is also the first in the country to simulcast its programs on television via DZMM TeleRadyo, will also be there to keep Filipinos updated and informed on Inauguration Day. Alvin Elchico boards first at 8am to deliver news and interviews that will explain the significance of the inauguration to Filipinos, as well as the meanings behind the symbolic acts during the ceremony. Ruby Tayag takes over at 10am to usher in live reports from Radyo Patrol reporters, who will be closely watching the happenings at the Malacanan Palace and Quezon City Reception House, as well as celebrations in Naga and Davao.

Netizens and overseas Filipinos will not be left behind, as will livestream the event and will also inform and engage citizens with social media posts on the inauguration.

Be one with the whole nation in welcoming the 16th Philippine President this Thursday, June 30. Stay tuned to “Ang Panunumpa: Pangako ng Pagbabago” starting at 8:45am on ABS-CBN, ABS-CBN HD, and; “The Inauguration: An ANC Special” starting 5:30am on ANC; and “Ang Panunumpa: Pangako ng Pagbabago The DZMM Special Coverage” starting 8am on DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 and DZMM TeleRadyo on SkyCable and ABS-CBN TVplus. Stay updated online via or by following ABS-CBN News’ social media accounts @ABSCBNNEWS, @ANCALERTS, and @DZMMTeleRadyo. Be part of the conversation by using the hashtags #Inaugural and #Panunumpa.

ABS-CBN News is the country’;s largest news organization and is the news arm of ABS-CBN Corporation, the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment company.

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