Marcos off to Singapore for conference, F1 race

Helen Flores - The Philippine Star
Marcos off to Singapore for conference, F1 race
President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on August 17, 2023.
(PPA Pool photos by KJ Rosales / The Philippine STAR)

MANILA, Philippines — President Marcos will address economic managers and business leaders at the 10th Asian Conference in Singapore on Sept. 13, Malacañang announced last night.

While in Singapore, the President will also attend the Singapore Grand Prix 2023- Formula 1 night race in the weekend upon the invitation of Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loon, the Presidential Communications Office (PCO) said.

Marcos will mark his 66th birthday on Sept. 13.

Titled “A Conversation with the President of the Republic of the Philippines,” Marcos will headline the 30-minute talk, highlighting the government efforts in improving the lives of Filipinos amid challenges from significant global events.

He will be the first sitting Philippine president to address the Milken Institute’s Asia Summit.

Aside from Marcos, Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim will also speak at the annual gathering.

Hosted by the Milken Institute, the Asia Summit 2023 will focus on issues about peace and stability, inequality, cultural differences, and irreparable environmental damage.

The Asia Summit holds a decade long work that focuses on public health, environmentalism, economic policy and globalization.

The Milken Institute is known as a non-profit think tank, that puts emphasis on an accelerated progress towards gaining a meaningful life for all.

The event will also be livestreamed at the Milken Institute’s website.

While in Singapore, the President will also be meeting with business leaders to strengthen economic ties and further forge possible partnerships between the two economies in select industries, the PCO said.

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