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President-elect Marcos: We're not perfect but will strive for perfection

President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. promised to strive for perfection when he takes on the reins of the government as the country's next leader.

Addressing the media after his proclamation by Congress, Marcos said he was humbled by his victory as for “anyone in public service or in a public life, the most valuable thing you may receive from a fellow citizen is their vote.”

"To have received over 31 million votes from our countrymen is as valuable expression of trust as can be had by anyone in public life. And so for that I thank our people," Marcos said.

"Beyond that, I promise you that we may not be perfect but we will always strive to perfection. Thank you very much,” he added.

He said embedded in the votes he had received were their hopes and aspirations for the future.

“But also embedded in that vote are the trust and the confidence that they give to you to take them to that aspirational future,” Marcos said.

Marcos also asked for prayers from the public as he stressed that he wants to do well for the country.

“So I ask you all, pray for me, wish me well. I want to do well because when a president does well, the country does well. And I want to do well for this country,” Marcos said.

Meanwhile, Vice President-elect Sara Duterte said her opportunity to serve as the second highest leader of the country is “dedicated to Kean Gabriel, to Larry, to Jaren and Frederick and all those who passed because of terrorism, abuse, criminality, and bullying.”

“Magtulungan tayo para sa isang bayan na mapayapa at nagkakaisa. Mahal natin ang Pilipinas. May God bless the Philippines,” she added.

Marcos and Duterte also expressed gratitude to those who have contributed in ensuring and orderly and peaceful elections. —NB, GMA News