Special Report


Shergen Q. Villanueva
Diorizze D. Perania • November 14, 2022

A new administration has dawned as Ferdinand "BongBong" Marcos Jr. becomes elected for the highest position in the land. After the fastest canvassing of votes in the history of Philippine elections, Marcos gained more than 31 million votes. This is out of the 55.5 million Filipinos who practiced their sovereign right to democracy, which is around 82.6% of the 67.4 million registered voters. After a series of speculations and manual counting of electoral votes, Marcos officially took office as the 17th President of the Republic of the Philippines after he was inaugurated on June 30, 2022, at the National Museum of Fine Arts.