Manila: Ferdinand Marcos Jr has been sworn in as the President of the Philippines in Manila today. He succeeded the outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte. Sara Duterte, the daughter of the outgoing president, is being sworn in as vice-president. The 64-year-old leader is inheriting a country still on the road to recovery from a years’ long pandemic, and an economic outlook clouded by skyrocketing inflation and rising debt. In his first speech as president, Mr. Ferdinand described his success as the biggest electoral mandate in the history of Philippine democracy.