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The Palace congratulated duly elected president Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and vice president Sara Duterte-Carpio who were proclaimed by the Congress on Wednesday, May 25.
In a statement, acting presidential spokesperson Martin Andanar said the proclamation “marks another historic milestone in our political life as a nation underscoring that we are, indeed, a showcase and beacon of democracy in this part of the world.”
Andanar also calls on the public to rally behind the country’s new leaders.
“As both leaders are about to embark on the responsibilities and challenges of their respective offices, we reiterate our call for our people to stand behind our newly elected leaders,” he said.
The official also assured that the “Office of the President shall ensure a peaceful, orderly and smooth transfer of powers to the President-elect as we extend all the necessary support and assistance to various transition activities.”
Marcos Jr. is the son of former president Ferdinand Marcos Sr. while Duterte-Carpio is the daughter of incumbent President Rodrigo Duterte. They will take office on June 30.