PGMA congratulates Aquino, Binay

June 9, 2010 7:49 pm 

MANILA, June 9 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo congratulated President-elect Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III and Vice President-elect Jejomar C. Binay shortly after the two were formally proclaimed Wednesday as winners in the 2010 election by the National Board of Canvassers in Congress.

The President, who is in China, conveyed her congratulatory message through Presidential Spokesman Secretary Ricardo Saludo.

The full text of the message:

“On behalf of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, we warmly congratulate President-elect Benigno C. Aquino III and Vice President-elect Jejomar C. Binay.

"Their election demonstrates that our democracy is vibrant, and our new electoral system is working for our people.

"President Arroyo and her government will do all they can to make the transition to a new administration smooth and orderly.

"The President looks forward to working with President-elect Aquino and Vice President-elect Binay to ensure the uninterrupted delivery of services for our people.

"President Arroyo calls on all Filipinos to rally behind our new leaders as they assume the awesome responsibilities of their offices.

"We stand with President-elect Aquino and Vice President-elect Binay in building unity and prosperity for all Filipinos.” (PNA) scs/OPS/ssc

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