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Marcos aims high: APEC’s food, energy boost

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr, and First Lady Louise Marcos arrive at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, California, on November 14, 2023, as he arrives to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ week. PHOTO: AFP

MANILA (ANN/PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER) – Setting the stage for a strategic mission, Philippines President Marcos outlined his priorities in a compelling pre-departure address at Villamor Airbase in Pasay City.

Emphasising a multifaceted approach, he expressed his commitment to fostering beneficial trade, encouraging investment, promoting green job creation, advancing human development, and alleviating poverty.

In the upcoming APEC summit, Marcos plans to engage with diverse business leaders through impactful roundtable discussions, aiming to forge collaborative solutions for shared prosperity.

He will also meet with private sector representatives from the APEC Business Advisory Council

The President also said he will serve as a keynote speaker at the APEC Chief Executive Officers (CEO) Summit.

“At the APEC CEO Summit, which is the annual gathering of top CEOs from across the APEC region, I have been invited to deliver keynote remarks on ‘intentional equity in sustainability’ to share the Philippine experience in ensuring inclusivity on our path to greening the economy,” said Marcos.

In attendance at the departure ceremony were his cabinet secretaries, as well as Vice President Sara Duterte.

Marcos is scheduled to fly back to Manila on November 20.