Malacañang has accepted the results of the May 9 elections.
"Our people have spoken and their verdict is accepted and respected,” Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said in a statement issued on Tuesday (May 10).
"The path of good governance or Daang Matuwid is already established as all presidential candidates spoke out against corruption, and in favor of continuing and expanding present pro-poor programs, and pursuing more initiatives to sustain the strong economy and achieve inclusive growth,” he added.
Secretary Coloma noted the lasting impact of the Daang Matuwid advocacy of the Aquino administration.
"Daang Matuwid may be called different names, but its purpose and spirit will have lasting impact, and continue to shape the consciousness of our people and those that serve them in accordance with the principles of good governance and responsible citizenship,” the Palace official said.
As of Tuesday morning, latest partial and unofficial results showed Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte taking a commanding lead over administration presidential candidate, Manuel Roxas II, while administration vice presidential bet, Leni Robredo, has an estimated 142,000 lead over Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.
President Benigno S. Aquino III’s six-year term ends on June 30. (PCOO News Release)