Marcos Jr. arrives from working trip in US

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Posted at Sep 25 2022 07:23 AM | Updated as of Sep 25 2022 10:25 AM

President Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos, Jr. arrived morning of Sept. 25, 2022 in the Philippines after a weeklong working visit in the United States where he attended the 77th UN General Assembly and met with world leaders including US President Joe Biden. He is welcomed by Army Forces of the Philippines chief Lt. Gen. Bartolome Bacarro. Photo from the Armed Forces of the Philippines Facebook page 
President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. arrived morning of Sept. 25, 2022 in the Philippines after a weeklong working visit in the United States where he attended the 77th UN General Assembly and met with world leaders including US President Joe Biden. He is welcomed by Army Forces of the Philippines chief Lt. Gen. Bartolome Bacarro. Photo from the Armed Forces of the Philippines Facebook page 

MANILA (UPDATE) — President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. arrived early Sunday morning in the Philippines after a weeklong visit in the United States where he attended the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and met with world leaders.

"It is good to be home... We in the Philippine delegation are one in our assessment that the work done in this trip serves as a good start for opportunities identified to be made into programs and projects to benefit the Philippines and our countrymen," Marcos said in his arrival speech.

"The work continues, but I am happy to report that we have had a very good and strong start to our efforts," he added.

Aside from delivering a speech at the UNGA in New York, Marcos also met on the sidelines with US President Joe Biden, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, among others.

Marcos underscored the singular message behind his working trip, which included business-related meetings and an economic briefing: to entice investors and business leaders in the US to invest in the Philippines.

"I also spoke about my administration's priorities and plans for the next 6 years. And the engagement with Asia Society was a fitting end to a week in the UN and the United States that had one singular message: the time to invest in the Philippines is no longer just some time in the future, it is now," he said.

The President said that in his meeting with Guterres, he mentioned the country's plans to enhance its peacekeeping role in the United Nations in the Middle East, where thousands of Filipinos are working.

He said he also invited Guterres to visit the Philippines in the near future.

While in the US, Marcos also met with the Filipino community.

Some of his activities, though, were met with protests.

Marcos left the for the US last Sunday for his first trip to the US and his third overseas since becoming the country's president.

—with reports from Raffy Cabristante and Katrina Domingo, ABS-CBN News

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