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Biden names US delegates attending Marcos’ inauguration

June 27, 2022 - Monday 4:06 PM by Aira Miranda

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Douglas Emhoff, the husband of United States Vice President Kamala Harris, will lead Washington DC's delegation to the inauguration of President-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., according to an announcement made by US President Joseph Biden on Monday.
"Mr. Douglas Emhoff, Second Gentleman of the United States, will lead the delegation," the White House said in an official statement.
"As Second Gentleman, Mr. Emhoff is working to share the priorities of the Biden-Harris Administration with people across the country and around the world," it added.
The following will also be part of the delegation lead by Emhoff: Heather Variava, ad interim Charge d'Affaires at the US Embassy in Manila, Bobby Scott, Chairman of the Education and Labor Committee, United States Representative (D), Virginia, Admiral James Winnefeld, Jr. (Ret. ), former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Edgard Kagan, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for East Asia and Oceania, National Security Council, and Chantale Wong, US Director of the Asian Development Bank.
Biden was among the first world leaders to congratulate Marcos Jr. on his presidential victory, and he stated his desire to strengthen bilateral ties between the two nations.
On June 30, Marcos will be sworn in as the 17th president of the Philippines at the National Museum of the Philippines, where more than 15,000 security personnel will be deployed.