Palace urges healing, cooperation with incoming administration
Manila (19 May) -- Malacanang on Tuesday called on everyone to unite and cooperate with the incoming administration so the Philippines will continue to move forward and achieve further development.
In a press briefing Tuesday, Press Undersecretary Rogelio Peyuan said that since the election are over, it is best for everyone?winners and losers alike, to "unite and work together" with the new administration for a better Philippines.
Peyuan also said Malacanang is leaving it to the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to decide on the alleged irregularities during the May 10 polls. He added that the first fully automated polls is part of President Arroyo?s legacy so let us leave it to the COMELEC to assess the level of satisfaction on Smartmatic?s delivery of what was expected of them.
Peyuan said the European community and China, among other nations, have congratulated the Philippines for the conduct of a peaceful elections.
He advised those questioning the credibility of the May 10 polls to go slow and "observe a certain level of decency" in any act they take. (PIA-Bohol) [top]