Philippines' new President sworn in

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte with his children - (from left) Sebastian, Veronica, Sara and Paolo - after the oath-taking ceremony at the Malacanang Palace in Manila yesterday. Veronica, 12, held the Bible of the President's mother, Soledad, w
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte with his children - (from left) Sebastian, Veronica, Sara and Paolo - after the oath-taking ceremony at the Malacanang Palace in Manila yesterday. Veronica, 12, held the Bible of the President's mother, Soledad, when he took his oath in English.

In an address later, President Duterte, 71, promised to wage a "relentless" and "sustained" war on crime and corruption.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 01, 2016, with the headline 'Philippines' new President sworn in'. Print Edition | Subscribe