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Duterte wishes Trump success

President Duterte has congratulated Republican businessman Donald Trump on his victory in the US presidential elections, saying he looks forward to improved ties between the Philippines and the United States.

“President Rodrigo Roa Duterte wishes to extend his warm congratulations to Mr. Donald Trump on his recent electoral victory as President of the United States of America,” Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said in a statement.

“President Duterte wishes President-elect Trump success in the next four years as Chief Executive and commander-in chief of the U.S. military,” he added.

Andanar said Duterte looks forward to working with the Trump administration “for enhanced Philippines-US relations anchored on mutual respect, mutual benefit and shared commitment to democratic ideals and the rule of law.”

Trump has stunned the world after defeating his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in a bitterly contested presidential elections. Clinton has reportedly called Trump to concede the elections.

Andanar recognized the US presidential elections as a testament to the enduring tradition of its democratic system and American way of life. “The two-party system gives American voters freedom of choice based on party platforms, not just on personalities,” he added.

Relations between the Philippines and the United States have been strained since President Duterte launched verbal attacks on the longtime ally for criticizing his deadly anti-drug campaign. (GENALYN KABILING)

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  • torent

    sana ma grant din yung hiniihling natin na independent foreign policy para sa bansa

  • bornok

    tuluyan nang mawawala sa mapa ang pinas dahil si trump pasasabugin si duterte

    • kris

      ikaw ang unang pasasabugin!

    • gerard almazar

      wag maging nega.

  • mariel

    maybe trump will do good para sa pipnas di naman kasi ito katulad na mga tradisyunal na mga politiko

  • daniel

    congrats sayo trumps sa pagiging pangulo ng usa sana good terms ang pinas sayo’

    • jake hernandez

      yah we will pray for that!!

  • paula

    si trump ang nanalo soo pwedeng masama at mabuti lang ang pwedeng isipin para sabansa natin hehhe

  • jay

    baka maging magkaibigan pa tong dalawa kasi may similarities naman sila eh

    • jomar

      Pwede talaga dude! Pero sana sumunod si trump sa independent foreign policy natin

    • steve garcia

      wag mong ipanalangin ikaw din ang mag susuffer noh!

  • Mina

    plastik tong dudirty to!

    • james

      anong plastic!? totoong ugali ang pinapakita ng pangulong duterte

    • shane lastimosa

      tao po sya hindi platsik! ang plastik sa tindahan..hahha

  • james mesias

    kapal moks mo tlga dugong..

    • A_C

      ikaw ang makapal ang mukha..

    • Unice_cute

      kung ako sayo aral kana lang

  • Jaikah ludovice

    kasi malaki ang magagawa ni trump sa US magiging maayos ang pagkakaibigan ng bansa sa US

    • Donita Myth

      yes naman sang-ayoin ako jan ang buti kaya ni Duterte

  • Tin_arispe__handsome

    wala naman yan na maitutulong

    • Tina Marbella

      sira na ulo mo ehh

  • alyssa

    sana maging maayos ang alyansa ng amerika at ng pinas.

    • alson

      dina yan..ksalanan yan ng pangulo nyo.

      • klara

        nka sisi ka naman dyan,ugok ka!

      • clever

        wala naman sayong pupipilit kuya..