LOOK: Leni Robredo takes oath of office as Vice President of the Philippines

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Leni Robredo took her oath as the new Vice President of the Philippines Thursday morning. She was sworn in by the chairman of the poorest barangay of the second district of her province of Camarines Sur and the chairman of the barangay in Quezon City, to highlight her anti-poverty advocacy and grassroots links.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Leni Robredo took her oath as the country's Vice President on Thursday in simple rites in Quezon City.

A children’s choir from Payatas sang the national anthem at the inaugural ceremonies at the Quezon City Reception House.

Wearing a modern Filipiniana dress made by fashion designer Paul Cabral, the Vice President was sworn in by the chairman of the poorest barangay of the third district of her province of Camarines Sur and the chairman of the barangay in Quezon City where the Reception House — the new Office of the Vice President — is located.

Robredo chose barangay chairmen Ronaldo Coner of Punta Tarawal in Camarines Sur and Regina Celeste San Miguel of Mariana in Quezon City to administer her oath to highlight her anti-poverty advocacy and grassroots links.

Robredo said her priority as vice president would be helping uplift marginalized people by focusing her efforts and resources on the grassroots.

She admitted that despite the anti-poverty programs of the administration of outgoing President Benigno Aquino III, there is still a lot of work to be done.

Robredo promised to work with incoming President Rodrigo Duterte and encouraged the Filipinos to build partnerships between the government and private sector to achieve real change for the nation.

Her allies from the Liberal Party (LP), including erstwhile LP standard bearer Mar Roxas, who lost the presidential race, attended her inaugural rites to show support and to celebrate Robredo’s victory.

Her other supporters like Senator-elect Riza Hontiveros, Kris Aquino, sister of outgoing President Benigno Simeon Aquino III; and other celebrities like Dingdong Dantes with his wife Marian Rivera-Dantes, and actor Enchong Dee also attended the ceremonies.

CNN Philippines' correspondents AC Nicholls and Anna Estanislao contributed to this report.