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Prez Duterte, Palace congratulate newly US President-elect Biden

U.S Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks about election results in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 6, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Rodrigo Duterte congratulated newly elected United States President Joe Biden.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said on Sunday, November 8, that the Philippine government is looking forward to working closely with the administration of Biden ‘anchored on mutual respect, mutual benefit, and shared commitment to democracy, freedom and the rule of law’.

The Philippines and the United States have long-standing bilateral relations and we are committed to further enhancing the relations with the United States under the Biden administration,” Roque said in a statement.

Vice President Leni Robredo also congratulated Biden, and his vice-president Kamala Harris.

Your victory is an affirmation of the shared ideals on which the long friendship between our two nations stand: democracy, civil rights, faith, and inclusivity. I pray for your success,” Robredo said in a Twitter post.

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