PDP Laban congratulates president-elect Bongbong Marcos, VP-elec Sara Duterte

Outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte’s PDP Laban party on Thursday, 26 May pledged to “work hand in hand” with the newly elected Philippine leaders, Bongbong Marcos-elect Sara Duterte-Carpio.,“We, at the PDP Laban, will work hand in hand with the President-elect and the Vice President-elect to make sure that they succeed in fulfilling the responsibility embedded in the vote of trust,” PDP Laban secretary-general and Cabinet Secretary Melvin Matibag said in a statement.,PDP Laban echoes Marcos’ appeal for unity, saying that it will victoriously take the country and the Filipino people to their aspirational future.,The ruling party also congratulated the two in their proclamation as the duly elected President and Vice President, respectively.,After the Joint Public Sessions of Congress, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBoC), finished the canvassing 173 Certificates of Canvass, the Board officially tallied 31.6 million votes or 58.77 percent for Marcos.,Duterte-Carpio garnered 32.2 million votes or 61.53 percent of the total votes cast for vice president.,“Indeed, as the Honorable President-elect amply puts it, the resounding majority vote represents a ‘valuable expression of trust’ from the electorate,” Matibag said.,PDP Laban endorsed the Marcos-Duterte tandem during the campaign.,Both Marcos and Duterte-Carpio vowed to continue the outgoing leader’s legacy such as the Build, Build, Build infrastructure program, anti-criminality programs, and anti-insurgency initiatives.