MANILA, May 12 (PNA) — Leading Philippine business groups have expressed support and vowed to fully partner with the incoming administration of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte who gained an insurmountable lead in the unofficial count for the presidential race.
â€œWe congratulate the newly-elected leaders. â€¨â€¨We assure them of the cooperation and support of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) in providing a stable and enabling environment for further growth of the economy,â€ PCCI President George T. Barcelon said.
PCCI is the countryâ€™s largest business organization.
â€œIn full partnership with all sectors of our nation, we join in the effort to create more businesses, more employments to benefit more people,” he added.
Aside from PCCI, the Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI) also congratulated Duterte and the other elected officials.
â€œAs the Filipino people has finally spoken, the Federation enjoins everyone to now link arms and support the new leaders of this country so we can all together move on. A peaceful transition and healing of the wounds brought about by the unprecedented brutal campaign which we experienced during this recent election will be good for us all and the country,â€ FPI said.
Both PCCI and FPI lauded the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the successful holding of an “orderly and peaceful 2016 general elections.â€
â€œIt (Comelec) sets a high standard of quality for free and fair election in the future. With the tabulation and transmission of a big portion of votes all over the country overnight, the automated process has gained public confidence in our democratic process,â€ PCCI said. (PNA)