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Mangondato, running mate Serapio concede to Marcos Jr., Sara Duterte

Presidential candidate Faisal Mangondato and his running mate Carlos Serapio have conceded to the tandem of former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.

“Mangondato-Serapio congratulated the Marcos-Duterte Team who obtained the People’s Mandate,” the Katipunan ng Kamalayang Kayumanggi Party said in a press statement Tuesday.

“They expressed the hope that Marcos and Duterte will govern with Divine Wisdom as their guide and the welfare of the nation and people as their paramount interest,” it added.

Mangondato ranked sixth among the ten presidential bets in this year’s elections according to the partial, unofficial tally of the 98.03 percent of election results from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Transparency Servers.

As of 5:32 PM on May 10, he garnered 254, 551 votes — a huge gap from Marcos Jr.’s 31, 021, 353.

Serapio, meanwhile, ranked eighth among ninth vice-presidential candidates after earning 89, 772 votes. Duterte-Carpio got 31, 466, 425.

Mangondato and Serapio also congratulated the Filipino electorate for casting their ballots on May 9, saying  the public’s “adherence” to democracy and rule of law is an “inspiration for all those aspiring to serve the nation to abide by these convictions.”

Other candidates gunning for the country’s two highest seats have also conceded earlier including Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, labor leader Leody de Guzman, Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, former Cong. Walden Bello and Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III. —NB, GMA News