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Ka Leody concedes defeat in 2022 presidential race

Partido Lakas ng Masa standard bearer Leody de Guzman on Tuesday conceded defeat in Eleksyon 2022 presidential race.

"Tulad din ng iba, tanggap ko ‘yung pagkatalo ko sa eleksyong ito. Ako ay nananawagan at nagpapasalamat sa aking mga supporter na hindi bumitaw sa pagsuporta sa akin,” he said in a One News interview.

(Like others, I have accepted my defeat in this election. I am calling and thanking my supporters who did not give up in supporting me.)

The labor leader, however, pointed out that his call to increasing the national minimum wage to P750, ending labor-only contracting practice, and land-grabbing issues in the country would still continue.

As of 3:02 p.m. on Tuesday, De Guzman trailing the presidential race at eight spot with 91,785 votes in the partial and unofficial count of votes.

His running mate, Professor Walden Bello was at seventh place with 99,339 votes as of the same period.

Despite this, De Guzman said the results of his campaign was good as he broke the "exclusivity" when it comes to running in the top national post, to which he claimed only the elites and billionaires could join.

"Pwede palang ang manggagagawa, ang lider ng sektor na tumakbo sa posisyong presidente. Ayun nga lang, tanggapin din natin na 'yung sistema ng eleksyon sa ating bansa ay dominante pa rin ng mga personalidad at ng mga bilyonaryo," he added.

(A worker and leader of the sector can also run for the position of president. However, we also have to accept the fact that the electoral system in our country is still dominated by personalities and billionaires.) —LBG, GMA News