PRESIDENT Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on Wednesday announced that he secured $14.36 billion or P804.78 billion in investment pledges from his inaugural visits to Indonesia and Singapore.
Marcos, who arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 in Pasay City at around 10:25 p.m., described his inaugural state visits to our two important Asean neighbors as "fruitful and engaging."
"I'm glad to be back from Indonesia and Singapore. However successful and productive, it is always going to be good to come back home, lalong lalo na kung may magandang balita na sasabihin natin (especially when we have good news)," Marcos said in his arrival speech.
The President said the Philippine government inked several bilateral deals with Singapore and Indonesia, which are seen to strengthen key sectors—defense and security, creative economy, culture.
Marcos said he also met with business communities to explain the administration's policies and economic priorities, and to promote the country as an investment destination.Get the latest news
He also assured the public that his government would work harder "to bring all these proposals to fruition."
"Gagawin namin lahat na itong mga sinimulan dito sa una kong state visit ay maging makabuluhan at matatapos natin hanggang maramdaman na ng pangkaraniwan na tao ang investment na 'yan (We will make sure that everything that we've started in my first state visit, these investments would be meaningful and bear fruit for the people)," the President said.
"We look forward to doing the detailed work necessary to bring all of these proposals to fruition. We will not stop until we can come back and say na itong mga nasimulan na MOU (that these MOUs that we've signed), letters of intent ay nagkaroon na ng resulta (will have their desired results)," he added.