Sara Duterte-Carpio, the daughter of the outgoing president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, was sworn in as vice president on Sunday following a landslide victory last month.
The inauguration took place in her hometown of Davao, where she will leave her role as mayor to assume the new post on June 30.
“I’m not the best or the most intelligent person in the Philippines and the world but nobody can beat the toughness of my heart as a Filipino,” Duterte-Carpio said in a speech after taking her oath before a Supreme Court justice.
“The voice of 32.2 million Filipinos was loud and clear — with the message to serve our motherland,” she added.
Duterte-Carpio, 44, ran alongside Ferdinand Marcos Jr., who won the presidency on May 9 in a