Estrada was a picture of a relieved President who wanted the turnover ceremonies to be done over with a quickly as possible. But after nothing the heavy drizzle yesterday morning which threaten to dampen the inaugural rites, Mr. Macapagal-Arroyo if they could go to the Capitol ahead earlier for fear that people will get soaked and rained even the inaugural affair could start.The Palace Press Corps who were awaiting for the two to come out gave Mr.Inaugural events Pre-inaugural speech The President arrived at exactly a.m.She came dressed in an Inno Sotto-recycled green, silk chiffon gown with a brooch emphasizing its elegant, flowing lines. The inauguration took place at the Quirino Grandstand, Rizal Park, Manila and Cebu Provincial Capitol, Cebu City as revealed by President Joseph Estrada on his final State of the Nation Address on July 28, 2003.
She was accompanied by her husband, First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo, son Dato and his wife, Cacai.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.The President left the Quirino Grandstand shortly before 9 a.m.to fly to Cebu City, where she took her oath of office along with De Castro at the Cebu Provincial Capital.Born in the city’s Tondo district, he had been mayor of San Juan del Monte, senator and vice president.After Estrada retired to private life following the end of his term he remained active in the Philippine political scene, constantly voicing opposition and dissent to government actions and policies, which he deemed as threats to the liberal traditions and democratic foundations of the country.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.First, we take a view of the panorama of events that precipitated the crisis in the office of the President.In the May 10, 2004 elections, petitioner Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was elected President while Sen. Some (10) million Filipinos voted for the petitioner believing he would rescue them from life’s adversity.