Presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr. celebrates outside his headquarters in Mandaluyong. AP
Marcos, the son and namesake of the late Philippine dictator, secured more than half of the votes in Monday's poll to win the presidency by a wide margin and cap a remarkable comeback for his family.
He and running mate Sara Duterte, who also won the vice presidential race in a landslide, have embraced key policies of outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte, including his position on China.
The elder Duterte sought to pivot away from the United States, the Philippines' former colonial master, towards China since taking power in 2016.
He has appeared reluctant to confront Beijing over territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
In a phone call Wednesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping told Marcos the two countries had been "partners through thick an thin", Chinese state television reported Thursday.
"I attach great importance to the development of China-Philippines relations and am willing to establish a good working relationship with President-elect Marcos, adhere to good neighbourliness and friendship," Xi said.
The election campaign was dominated by China's ramped-up efforts to get the democratic island to accept Beijing's rule under a "one country, two systems" model, as well as by anti-government protests in Chinese-ruled Hong Kong.
A dramatic election that produced a stunning victory for democracy got too little attention here last weekend, as Americans focused on Iran and impeachment. In a blow to Beijing,
The Kremlin had said it would wait for the official results of the election before commenting on its outcome, even as other nations congratulated Biden on the win in the days after the Nov.3 vote.
The report said young villagers from Myanmar were being flown to its Delhi hospital and enticed to sell their kidneys to rich Burmese patients. Apollo Hospitals did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.
The fire started at a furniture store and quickly engulfed other shops on the ground floor of the building known as Ayesha Manzil, said Karachi Mayor Murtaza Wahab. He said firefighters doused the flames after hectic efforts.
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has warned of fog formation that will affect the horizontal visibility, advising road users and motorists to exercise caution and abide by traffic instructions.
The PTI chief appealed last year in the IHC against the ECP finding that he had unlawfully sold state gifts. However, in January, Imran sought to withdraw that appeal so that another appeal at the Lahore High Court could proceed.