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Philippine Congress proclaims next president, vice president

  • Supporters of vice presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. hold slogans and pictures during a protest outside the Philippine senate in suburban Pasay, south of Manila, Philippines Monday, May 30, 2016. Marcos, the son of a dictator ousted in a 1986 "people power" revolt sparked by widespread human rights abuses and corruption, has raised doubts on the election results of the vice presidential race. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    Supporters of vice presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. hold slogans and pictures during a protest outside the Philippine senate in suburban Pasay, south of Manila, Philippines Monday, May 30, 2016. Marcos, the son of a dictator ousted in a 1986 "people power" revolt sparked by widespread human rights abuses and corruption, has raised doubts on the election results of the vice presidential race. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)  (The Associated Press)

  • Supporters of vice presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. hold slogans while sitting and lying on the protest posters during a protest outside the Philippine senate in suburban Pasay, south of Manila, Philippines Monday, May 30, 2016. Marcos, the son of a dictator ousted in a 1986 "people power" revolt sparked by widespread human rights abuses and corruption, has raised doubts on the election results of the vice presidential race. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    Supporters of vice presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. hold slogans while sitting and lying on the protest posters during a protest outside the Philippine senate in suburban Pasay, south of Manila, Philippines Monday, May 30, 2016. Marcos, the son of a dictator ousted in a 1986 "people power" revolt sparked by widespread human rights abuses and corruption, has raised doubts on the election results of the vice presidential race. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)  (The Associated Press)

  • Congresswoman Leni Robredo is proclaimed Philippine Vice-president-elect by Senate President Franklin Drilon, second from left, and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, third from right, during a ceremony Monday, May 30, 2016 at the Lower House in suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. Robredo won over her closest rival Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., the son of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos who ruled the country for 20 years. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Congresswoman Leni Robredo is proclaimed Philippine Vice-president-elect by Senate President Franklin Drilon, second from left, and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, third from right, during a ceremony Monday, May 30, 2016 at the Lower House in suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. Robredo won over her closest rival Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., the son of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos who ruled the country for 20 years. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)  (The Associated Press)

The Philippine Congress has proclaimed crime-busting Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as president-elect and Rep. Leni Robredo as vice president-elect of a country that has been posting high growth rates but remains saddled with poverty, corruption and insurgencies.

Robredo attended Monday's ceremony at the House of Representatives. Duterte did not; he has stayed in his southern city of Davao since the May 9 elections.

In the Philippines, presidents and vice presidents are elected separately.

Duterte won on an anti-crime platform by more than 6 million votes over his closest rival. The vice presidential race was much tighter. Robredo finished only about 260,000 votes ahead of second-place candidate Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. The son of late former dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr. has raised suspicions of election fraud and has sought an investigation.