US welcomes Marcos victory in Philippines: Blinken

Ferdinand Marcos Jr prepares to speak to foreign correspondents, including Reuters, two days after clinching a landslide victory in the Philippines presidential election, based on an unofficial tally of votes, at his headquarters in Mandaluyong City, Philippines, on May 11, 2022.
PHOTO: Reuters

WASHINGTON - The United States welcomed Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s presidential victory in the Philippines and looked forward to working with his administration, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement on Wednesday (May 12).

"Our special partnership is rooted in a long and deeply interwoven history, shared values and interests, and strong people-to-people ties," Blinken said, citing the nation's role in building a "resilient Indo-Pacific region."