On Wednesday, US President Barack Obama has officially congratulated president-elect Benigno Aquino III.
In an interview, US Embassy Press Attache Rebecca Thompson said that Obama contacted Aquino Wednesday evening to congratulate him and vice-president-elect Jejomar Binay on their proclamation for the two high posts in the country.
"He also congratulated the people of the Philippines for carrying out a successful first national automated elections," Thompson said.
Thompson said that Obama emphasized that he "looked forward to working with the new Philippine government."
"President Obama emphasized that he looked forward to working with the new Philippine government, to deepen the unwavering friendship and partnership between our two nations, and to advance our common goals for the benefit of both of our countries, and that will also benefit Southeast Asia and the world," she said.