Marcos celebrates 66th birthday in Singapore for Asia summit
As he turns 66 on Wednesday, President Marcos will be in Singapore to discuss priority policies and programs before business leaders and managers at the 10th Asia Summit.
The President will have a 30-minute talk from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, at the summit, which is being hosted by the California-based economic think tank Milken Institute.
In a statement, the Presidential Communications Office (PCO) said Mr. Marcos would “[be] 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 summit, the PCO added.
Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim and Singaporean Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Lawrence Wong will also address the gathering.
Other guest speakers from the Philippines are Trade Secretary Alfredo Pascual, international port operator Enrique Razon, and former Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima.
International celebrities from various fields and who have Asian lineage are also scheduled to give a talk such as National Basketball Association star Jeremy Lin, Academy Award-winning actor Key Huy Quan and movie producer Jonathan Wang. Quan won the best supporting actor award at the 2023 Oscars for the film “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” which Wang produced.
The event will be live streamed on the Milken Institute website.
The three-day Asia Summit 2023, which carries the theme “Bridging Complexity and Opportunity,” will discuss issues about peace and stability, inequality, cultural differences, and irreparable environmental damage.
From the Milken Institute website, it was noted that while progress has improved the lives of individuals, strengthened communities, and grown the industries that power economies across Asia, “significant global events have created new challenges” related to peace and stability, increasing inequality, environmental damage, competition and collaboration amid differences, and post-pandemic health protection.
Upon the invitation of Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Mr. Marcos will also watch the finals of Formula One Singapore Grand Prix 2023 next weekend, the PCO added. INQ