Army parades latest assets in President Marcos' inaugural

The Philippine Army joined the civic-military parade that preceded the oath-taking and inaugural of President “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr., at the National Museum of the Philippines in Ermita, Manila on June 30, 2022.
The Philippine Army deployed mounted and dismounted elements that paraded with contingents from the Philippine Navy, Philippine Air Force, Philippine National Police, Philippine Coast Guard and other sectors of the society. The parade is a symbol of according “high honors” to the incoming Commander in Chief.
Troops from the Security and Escort Battalion, Installation Management Command; Special Forces Regiment (Airborne); and First Scout Ranger Regiment paraded along Maria Orosa Street. The Army also showcased its latest armored assets and the Army Artillery Regiment’s (AAR) brand new ATMOS self-propelled howitzers in the said activity. AAR’s Saluting Battery then rendered a 21-gun salute to honor the new Commander-in-Chief following the parade.
President Marcos Jr., the 17th head of state and government of the Philippine republic, opted for a simple and traditional inaugural and oath-taking rites attended by high government officials, foreign dignitaries, and thousands of supporters.
Photos: SSg Cesar P Lopez Philippine Army/ OACPA