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Bongbong Marcos meets US congressional delegation

/ 10:52 PM August 18, 2022

The US congressional delegation led by Senator Edward Markey meets President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in Malacañang on Thursday, August 18, 2022. Photo from Bongbong Marcos Facebook page

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. met with the United States congressional delegation on Thursday in a bid to continue and further strengthen the partnership between the Philippines and the US.

The US congressional delegation, which was led by Senator Edward Markey, visited Marcos in Malacañang.

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“We look forward to continuing our partnership with the US in the areas of renewable energy use, agricultural development, economic reform, and mitigation of drug problems,” Marcos Jr. said in a Facebook post.

The congressional delegation earlier visited Taiwan days after China held military drills around the island in retaliation for US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit.

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The US congressional delegation led by Senator Edward Markey meets President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in Malacañang on August 15, 2022.

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and US Senator Edward Markey shake hands in Malacañang on Thursday, August 18, 2022. Photo from Bongbong Marcos Facebook page

The delegation also intended to visit former senator Leila de Lima at the Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Center in Camp Crame, Quezon City.

However, the PNP said that “such accommodation excludes direct interaction with any Person Under Police Custody confined in the detention facility.”

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