The Philippines39; new vice president Leni Robredo took her oath of office on Thursday.
The 52-year-old politician was sworn into office as the country39;s 14th vice president in Quezon City where she will hold office for a six-year term.
In her inaugural speech， she called for unity and promised to bring prosperity to the Filipinos， especially the poor.
Hours after her inauguration， the country39;s new president Rodrigo Duterte assumed office as the Philippines39; 16th president at the presidential palace Malacanang.
Robredo defeated five other vice presidential bets in the May election， who ran under a different party from Duterte.