Mar Roxas concedes and wishes Rodrigo Duterte success as the next president
(SPOT.ph) Administration bet and Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas has admitted defeat and conceded to election frontrunner Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte who is currently leading the presidential candidates by a wide margin, according to GMA News.
In a press conference, Roxas gathered his supporters and said it was clear based on the partial and official results that Duterte has won. “Ayon sa unofficial count, si Digong ang susunod na pangulo ng bansa...Digong, I wish you success. Ang iyong tagumpay ay tagumpay ng ating bansa,” he said.
Roxas also called on the public to respect and acknowledge the results as it reflects the voice of the nation. “Galangin at tanggapin natin ang pasya ng ating mga kababayan,” he said.
On Monday night, May 9, Sen. Grace Poe conceded to Duterte and congratulated him via phone call, before delivering her official statement to the media. She also presented an electoral agenda to the tough-talking mayor who said he would review it. According to GMA's live election results page, as of 2 p.m. today, May 10, Duterte is enjoying a lead of over six million against Roxas, his closest rival who has 9,284,654 votes with 91.71% of the total Election Returns being accounted for.