Isang pagbati ang ipinaabot ni Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte para sa bagong halal na presidente ng USA na si Donald Trump.
“President Rodrigo Roa Duterte wishes to extend his warm congratulations to Mr. Donald Trump on his recent electoral victory as President of the United States of America," nakasaad sa statement na ipinamahagi ni Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar sa mga miyembro ng media kanina, November 8.
Patuloy pa sa statement, “The United States presidential election is a testament to the enduring traditions of its democratic system and the American way of life. The two-party system gives American voters freedom of choice based on party platforms, not just on personalities.”
Sa huling bahagi ng statement, nakasaad na umaasa si Duterte na mas mapagtitibay pa ang pakikipag-ugnayan ng Pilipinas sa Amerika sa bagong administrasyon ni Trump.
“President Duterte wishes President-elect Trump success in the next four years as Chief Executive and commander-in-chief of the U.S. military, and looks forward to working with the incoming administration for enhanced Philippines-US relations anchored on mutual respect, mutual benefit and shared commitment to democratic ideals and the rule of law.”
Samantala, halos ganito rin ang mensahe ng pahayag ni Senator Manny Pacquiao tungkol sa pagkapanalo ng Republican candidate na si Trump laban sa Democrat candidate na si Hillary Clinton.
“Hopefully, mapag-usapan 'yan, magkaayos, maging stronger pa ang relation ng [Pilipinas sa] Amerika,” sabi ni Sen. Pacquiao.
Samantala, narito naman ang reaksiyon ng ilang local celebrities sa naging resulta ng US presidential election:
How come I cannot shake off the anxiety i've been holding that whoever will be the next U.S. president, America will still be in a big mess?— Lani Misalucha (@LaniMisalucha) November 9, 2016
I'm so terribly sad— Jessica Sanchez (@JessicaESanchez) November 9, 2016
November 8 is a killer isn’t it?— Atom Araullo (@atomaraullo) November 9, 2016
news right now feels like deja vu of May 9— Janine Gutierrez (@janinegutierrez) November 9, 2016
Yknow the saying "When America sneezes, the whole world catches a cold"?— Jake Ejercito (@unoemilio) November 9, 2016
Well, America just got a 4 year case of diarrhea.#ElectionNight
Orange is the new black. Charot! pic.twitter.com/v5y6KDk8zw— Ethel Booba (@IamEthylGabison) November 9, 2016