President’s Hall Sala, Malacañan Palace
30 June 2016
President-elect Rodrigo Roa Duterte was greeted by incumbent President Benigno S. Aquino III before proceeding to a one-on-one courtesy call at the President’s Hall Sala of Malacañan Palace.
Upon his arrival, the President-elect entered the Palace through the side lobby staircase going to the President’s Hall Sala. As part of tradition, it is symbolic for a President-elect to ascend through the Palace’s main staircase only after he or she has taken an oath of office.
After the call, the two leaders headed out to the Palace Grounds for the Departure Honors.
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