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Singers Jolina Magdangal and Mark Bautista along with the Ateneo Chamber Singers rendered the inaugural theme song entitled “Tayo Na” while young performer Dindi Larena narrated her own version of the song “Para sa Inang Bayan,” a special composition of Jessie Lucas.
Both Macapagal-Arroyo and de Castro were to serve a six-year term commencing on June 30, 2004.
Context The inauguration formally ended the Presidential transition of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo that began when Arroyo won the 2004 Philippine presidential election.
Post-inaugural events The president proceed to the Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu for a vin d’honneur.
Then, she proceeded to the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral for a mass presided by Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal.
She was given arrival honors, including a 21-gun salute by soldiers in green uniforms adorned with yellow stripes, and white pants. His supporters greeted his declaration with a roar of approval, and repeated chants of Estrada’s nickname: “Erap!
The warring personalities are important enough but more transcendental are the constitutional issues embedded on the parties’ dispute.While the significant issues are many, the jugular issue involves the relationship between the ruler and the ruled in a democracy, Philippine style.
Cebu became the place of inaugural as a gesture of gratitude for Arroyo garnering the highest number of votes.On the line in the cases at bar is the office of the President.Petitioner Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo alleges that he is the President on leave while respondent Karen Lourdes Pascual claims he is the President.A 21-gun salute from the Philippine Marines greeted the President’s arrival.She was given the traditional military honors before trooping the line with Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. At the stage, the President was welcomed by the four members of the cabinet which included Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky Soliman, Defense Secretary Eduardo Ermita, Interior and Local Government Secretary Jose Lina and Metro Manila Development Authority Chairman Bayani Fernando.Then Executive Secretary Alberto Romulo introduced Arroyo and gave her speech that lasted for 20 minutes.