WASHINGTON D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – U.S. President Joe Biden did not waste much time in calling Philippines’ President-elect Bongbong Marcos to congratulate him on his impressive majority win. Biden is the first head of state to call Marcos.
But Vice President and defeated candidate Leni Robredo was not left behind. American VP Kamala Harris also called her minutes after the Biden-Marcos call.
In a leaked transcript of the call, Harris offered Robredo her deepest condolences, telling the Philippine VP that ”as a woman and as VP myself, I feel you! I’m just luckier than you because I won the election and you didn’t. But I’m sure there will be other political opportunities for you once your party has re-grouped. It may take 12 or more years, but your time will come.”
Per the unofficial election results, Marcos beat Robredo for the presidency by a landslide.