Mark Villar lauds Marcos’ efforts in Apec 2022, thanks Filipinos in Thailand
MANILA, Philippines — Senator Mark Villar as chair of the Senate committee on trade, commerce and entrepreneurship had joined the Philippine delegation led by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in attending the 29th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Leaders’ Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand.
Aside from the actual summit, Marcos and Villar attended various sideline events that included a meeting with the Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group of Thailand, one of the biggest companies in the Southeast Asian country.
“Our meeting with the CP group was very productive. President BBM was able to present new investment opportunities that they can explore in the Philippines. We also discussed how they can help our OFWs in Thailand by hiring more Filipinos for their businesses,” he said.
The delegation also attended the APEC CEO Summit, wherein they were able to hear from businessmen and stakeholders from all over the region.
“The APEC CEO Summit was very good, a lot of positive takeaways for the Philippine delegation. We also showed support to PBBM when he met with the CEOs of other countries”, Villar explained.
In order to maximize the Apec summit, Marcos’ delegation conducted bilateral meetings and business roundtable discussions with different countries such as Australia and Thailand.
“Maganda ang naging bilateral meetings natin with Australia and Thailand. Naipaliwanag ni President BBM na open tayo for their investments and that we are willing to work hand in hand with them in all possible sectors,” he said.
But, according to Villar, the highlight of the trip was the meetup with the Filipino community in Thailand.
“Ako po ay lubos na nagpapasalamat sa mga kababayan natin sa Thailand. Napaka-init ng pagtanggap nila sa amin sa Bangkok. Nagpapasalamat din kami sa suportang binigay nila sa amin ni President BBM noong nakaraang eleksyon. Makaka-asa sila na hindi namin sila makakalimutan at patuloy nating susuklian ang kanilang suporta,” he added.
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