26 Jun '16, 4pm

Durian, maruya for Rody inaugural - Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines – True to his promise of change, Rodrigo Duterte specified only adobo, durian and maruya (banana fritters) for inclusion in the menu for his inauguration as the country’s 16th president on Thursday. Instead of wine, guests will be served coconut juice. The inaugural will be simple and will not be held at the traditional venue, the Quirino Grandstand in Manila’s Rizal Park. Dispensing with highly paid couturiers and stylists, Duterte will wear a barong Tagalog made in his home turf and corduroy slacks during his inauguration at Malacañang’s Rizal Hall. Davao designers are preparing six barongs made of piña or pineapple fiber for Duterte. The designs have no embellish, reflecting the Davao City mayor’s personality. In a statement, incoming Presidential Communications Office secretary Martin Andanar said the menu would also be simple. Instead of wine, the ...

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