President Benigno S. Aquino III sent a letter which was transmitted to the White House congratulating President Barack Obama’s victory over his rival Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
In a statement, presidential spokesman Edwin Laciera said Aquino wrote that the American people has given Obama a new mandate because they have trusted him to continue harnessing the voices and ideas of the American people. Aquino also said that the Philippines looks forward to deepening the cooperation between the two countries under the second four-year term of Obama.
Vice President, Jejomar C. Binay also expressed confidence that the warm and productive relations between the Philippines and the United States will continue with the reelection of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) likewise joined the world in welcoming the victory of President Obama. Ghazali Jaafar, the MILF’s vice chairman for Political Affairs, hopes that Obama’s second term would also mean more support for the search for peace and economic development in Mindanao.