Barangay ‘kap’ out for Aquino oath but Corona not in
Posted by akosistella on May 20, 2010
MANILA, Philippines—Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III will no longer take his oath before a barangay (village) captain when he is proclaimed the winner in the presidential election, his spokesperson said Wednesday.
Lawyer Edwin Lacierda said the Aquino camp was now considering a notary public, a judge or a justice of the Court of Appeals to swear in the Liberal Party standard-bearer.
Or, it will probably be an associate justice of the Supreme Court, according to a source who asked not to be named for lack of authority to speak publicly on the matter. But Lacierda said there was still no decision on that.