WATCH: Roxas to Digong: I wish you success
Liberal Party (LP) bet Mar Roxas on Tuesday gracefully conceded defeat in the presidential race and wished frontrunner Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte success.
"Malinaw na si Mayor Rodrigo Duterte ang magiging susunod na Pangulo ng Republika. Digong, I wish you sucess. Ang iyong tagumpay ay tagumpay ng ating samabayanan at ng ating bansa," Roxas said before his supporters at the LP headquarters in Cubao, Quezon City.
Roxas also urged the public to foster unity and respect the results of the divisive polls.
He also urged the public to remain vigilant in guarding the votes for his running mate, Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo.
"Hindi pa tapos ang laban ni Leni. Angat siya, lumalabas siya. Patuloy tayong magbantay, manalig at sumuporta. Siguraduhin nating mabibilang nang tama ang kanyang boto," he said.
The partial and unofficial tally of the PPRCV as of 12:00 p.m. Tuesday shows Leni at the top spot of the vice-presidential race with 13,398,542 votes.
She was closely followed by Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. with 13,213,130 votes.
Only votes from 8.91 percent of clustered precincts remained unaccounted for, as of posting time.
- ABS-CBN News, 10 April 2016