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Bongbong Marcos to Switzerland OFWs: Thanks for your hard work, support

By: - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ
/ 01:04 PM January 21, 2023

President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum. Photos from the Presidential Communications Office

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum (Photo courtesy of the Presidential Communications Office)

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. thanked the overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in Switzerland for supporting his 2022 presidential and likewise commended their hard work and dedication.

Marcos is in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum in an effort to attract foreign investors.


“Ang nangyari sa mga OFW, ‘yung mga pinupuntahan namin nabaliktad. Nauna ‘yung eleksyon bago ‘yung kampanya kaya’t para buuuin ko ‘yung pagkampanya. Huwag niyo pong kalimutan iboto si Marcos at saka si Duterte. Maraming, maraming salamat po,” said Marcos in his address to the Filipino community in Zurich, Switzerland on Friday. 

(What happened with the OFWs was in reverse.  The elections came first before the campaign so let me complete the campaign. Don’t forget to vote Marcos and Duterte. Thank you very much.)

Foreign investments

In his speech, a copy of which was  obtained from the Presidential Communications Office, Marcos explained that he also visited Switzerland to introduce himself to the world as the newly elected president. 

“Hindi pa ako kilala, kailangan magpakilala, ipakita natin sa ating mga potential investors, ‘ika nga, na kung maari tingnan ninyo ‘yung Pilipinas, dahil binago na namin. Mas maganda ngayon sa Pilipinas,” said the president.

(I have to introduce myself and let potential investors know that things have changes, the situation in the Philippines is better now.)

Hail OFWs

He praised OFWs for their hard work, saying that foreign employers have taken note of their dedication. 


“Tapos ang tawag sa mga Pilipino, the queen and king of overtime, mga Pinoy. Ang sisipag. Kaya bilib silang lahat. Kaya talaga, siguro kailangan ko na rin siguro dagdagan ko ‘yung pasasalamat ko, hindi lamang sa inyong ginagawa, ngunit sa inyong tuluyan pagpaganda ng tingin ng buong mundo,” said Marcos. 

(Filipinos are known as the kings and queens of  overtime. Very hardworking. Everyone admires you.  So thank you not only for your hard but for boosting our global reputation.)

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