US Secretary of State congratulates Marcos as PH next president

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The United States Secretary of State congratulates Marcos as the “Philippines’ next president,” the Office of Spokesperson, US Department of State’s press statement said on May 11, 2022 (May 12, 2022, Philippine time).

US Secretary of State congratulates Marcos as the Philippines' next president
President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (Image: bongbongmarcos.com)

The statement also said that the United States would “look forward to working with President-elect Marcos to strengthen the enduring alliance between the United States and the Philippines.”

On behalf of the United States, I [Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State] congratulate President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on his election as the Philippines’ next president. We look forward to working with President-elect Marcos to strengthen the enduring alliance between the United States and the Philippines. Our special partnership is rooted in a long and deeply interwoven history, shared values and interests, and strong people-to-people ties. As friends, partners, and allies, we will continue to collaborate closely with the Philippines to promote respect for human rights and to advance a free and open, connected, prosperous, secure, and resilient Indo-Pacific region.

US Department of State, Office of the Spokesperson. (2022, May 11). The Philippine Presidential Election [Press Statement]. Retrieved from https://www.state.gov/the-philippine-presidential-election/

Further, the United States commends Filipino voters. RQJ

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