Donald Trump wins 2016 US presidential elections

    MANILA, Philippines - Business mogul Donald Trump of the Republicans has claimed victory in the November 8 US presidential elections after Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton conceded moments before the president-elect hit the 270-mark.

    Donald Trump wins 2016 US elections

    In a report by CNN, it says that Clinton has called Trump to concede the presidential race.

    The 70-year old Trump made history of becoming the oldest president to take office and will be declared the 45th president of America.

    Trump toppled the Democratic former first lady, senator and secretary of state, who obtained 215 electoral votes based on the latest presidential election results mapped by CNN.

    Trump wins 2016 US elections

    Clinton congratulates her team

    Before the final count on the US polls came in, Clinton tweeted to congratulate her team: "This team has so much to be proud of. Whatever happens tonight, thank you for everything."

    Winning seat to the White House needs 270 or more electoral votes.

    Philippine President Duterte congratulates Trump

    In a statement sent to media, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte congratulates the president-elect of America and wishes for his success in the next four years as Chief Executive and Commander-in-chief of the US military.

    Duterte congratulates Trump
    Duterte congratulates Trump. Photo Credit: Twitter/Willard Cheng/ABS-CBN
    How Trump's triumph will affect Filipinos

    In his article for the Philippine Star, Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez believes that Trump’s win will make it difficult for Pinoys both in the US and those aspiring to get the American dream. Jimenez revealed that Trump has once called our country a nation of “illegal immigrants and trouble makers.”

    “He is abrasively against all colored migrants, equating the Filipinos to Mexicans whom he called rapists, criminals, and other very unsavory names. Thus, a Trump victory will close the doors to Filipino applicants for immigrant visas, hundreds of thousands who have waited for decades to be called by the US embassy,” Jimenez wrote.

    Business-wise, experts believe that in Trump's victory, prospects for the country’s outsourcing sector will weaken due to his protectionist and anti-immigration promises.

    “The protectionist stand of a Trump administration on US outsourcing could put at risk the growth momentum of the country’s BPO industry, where eight out of the top 10 BPO companies are US based,” IFE Financial Advisers Inc. president Marvin Fausto told Inquirer.
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