Palace congratulates Leni Robredo for winning the vice presidential race

Palace congratulates Leni Robredo for winning the vice presidential race

MANILA — Malacanang congratulated Vice President-elect Leni Robredo saying it expects the new Vice President to stand for the rule of law and fight threats to democracy.

“Ang tagumpay ni Leni Robredo ay tagumpay ng sambayanang nananalig at naninindigan sa mga prinsipyo ng Daang Matuwid,” he said in a statement in a radio interview Saturday.

“Siya ay simbolo ng katatagan ng kababaihang Pilipino sa aspeto ng pamumuno sa bansa, bunsod ng kanyang matibay na adbokasiya para sa kapakanan ng mga maralita.

“Sa pamamagitan ng mga programa, tulad ng kalayaan mula sa kagutuman o zero hunger; paglahok ng lahat sa kaunlaran, shared prosperity or inclusive growth; at pagkapantay-pantay ng kasarian o gender equality,” he said over DZRB Radyo ng Bayan.

Robredo got support in the last election from the people who truly believe in the spirit of the EDSA revolt and from those who value democracy, Coloma said.

As Vice President, he said they expect her to guard against those who will go against rule of law and will trample democracy in the country.

The palace official also commended lawmakers for doing their job well by proclaiming the new president and Vice President in three days, ending speculations and doubt about the May 9 election.

The immediate proclamation of the new leaders of the country is a proof that the Philippines was able to fine tune the conduct of automated election, Coloma said.

“At doon naman sa mga naging resulta, ito ay sumasalamin sa saloobin ng sambayanang Pilipino at ginamit ng mahigit sa 80 porsyento ng kabuuan ng registered voters ang kanilang karapatan at kalayaang pumili ng mga lider ng bansa at mahubog yung pagpapabuti sa kabuhayan ng mga Pilipino,” he said.” PNA/ northboundasia.com