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Excerpts from Marcos inaugural speech

February 25, 1986

MANILA, Philippines (AP) _ Following is the oath of office taken by President Ferdinand E. Marcos Tuesday and excerpts from his inaugural address: I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully and conscientiously fulfill my duties as president of the Philippines, preserve and defend its constitution, execute its fundamental laws, do justice to every man and consecrate myself to the service of the nation, so help me God.


I accept with humility the honor which the Filipino people have bestowed on me today.

I say to you, as I say to everybody else, we will overcome these obstacles. We will advance for the future.

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