Marcos admin vows to strive for perfection

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 25) --- President-elect Ferdinand Marcos, Jr promised that his incoming administration will strive for perfection following a commanding victory 36 years after the EDSA Revolution that toppled his father and namesake from a two-decade rule.

"I am humbled because for anyone in public service or in a public life, the most valuable thing you may receive from a fellow citizen is their vote," said Marcos in a chance interview with reporters.

"And that is why, to have received over 31 million votes from our countrymen is as valuable expression of trust as can be had by anyone in public life," he added. "And so for that I thank our people. Beyond that, I promise you that we may not be perfect but we will always strive (for) perfection."

Marcos won with over 31 million votes, doubling that of archrival Vice President Leni Robredo who garnered around 14 million votes.

Marcos and his running mate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, who also won as vice president, banked on the promise of uniting Filipinos during their campaign.

Days before his proclamation, Marcos has already started choosing people to make up his Cabinet.

The incoming 17th president of the country also asked the public to pray for him.

"So I ask you all, pray for me, wish me well. I want to do well because when a president does well, the country does well. And I want to do well for this country," said Marcos.

Marcos, Jr.'s inauguration is set on June 30.