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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr: Philippine foreign policy grounded on peace, national interest
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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr: Philippine foreign policy grounded on peace, national interest

2024 June 12 MANILA – The Philippines maintains an independent foreign policy that is anchored on peace and national interest, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. said Wednesday before foreign diplomats as the country celebrates the 126th anniversary of the proclamation of the nation’s independence. Marcos hosted the Diplomatic Corps in a Vin d’honneur (French tradition meaning...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr: Spirit of freedom lives on Philippine fight vs. hurdles, oppression
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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr: Spirit of freedom lives on Philippine fight vs. hurdles, oppression

2024 June 12 MANILA – As the Philippines marks the 126th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Independence, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Wednesday said the true spirit of freedom can be seen in every Filipino’s fight against daily challenges and oppression. In his message for the Independence Day commemoration, Marcos lauded the admirable characteristics of...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr: Small nations must unite in geopolitical issues
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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr: Small nations must unite in geopolitical issues

2024 June 11 MANILA – Small countries should band together and mount a united front to effectively deal with geopolitical challenges, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. said Tuesday in his meeting with visiting New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters. “I am very pleased to be able to welcome you to...

Hungarian FM to visit Philippines this week
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Hungarian FM to visit Philippines this week

2024 June 11 MANILA – Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjárto will visit the Philippines on June 13, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced Tuesday. Szijjártó, together with Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo, will lead the 8th Philippines-Hungary Political Consultations. He will also meet with Secretaries Alfredo Pascual of Trade and Hans...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr OKs inclusion of pregnant, lactating women to 4Ps grant expansion
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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr OKs inclusion of pregnant, lactating women to 4Ps grant expansion

2024 June 11 MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Tuesday approved the proposal to expand the coverage of the government‘s conditional cash grants to the poorest and vulnerable sectors, by including pregnant and lactating women to ensure the health of children in their first 1,000 days. During a sectoral meeting at the Malacañan Palace,...

Philippines must prepare amid ‘more worrisome’ external threats – Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr
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Philippines must prepare amid ‘more worrisome’ external threats – Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr

2024 June 11 MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has emphasized the need for the Philippines to be prepared for “any eventuality” amid what he described as “more pronounced” and “more worrisome” external threats in the region heightened by geopolitical issues, including the flaring tensions between China and Taiwan. Marcos, in his visit to the...

Philippines, New Zealand strengthen defense ties with signing of MLSA
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Philippines, New Zealand strengthen defense ties with signing of MLSA

2024 June 10 MANILA – The Philippines and New Zealand have agreed to strengthen security and defense cooperation with the signing of a Mutual Logistics Support Arrangement (MLSA), Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo said Monday. The signing is a follow-up to the bilateral meeting of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. and New Zealand Prime Minister Christopher...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr brings over P190-M El Niño aid to Cagayan Valley
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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr brings over P190-M El Niño aid to Cagayan Valley

2024 June 10 MANILA – Fulfilling the government’s commitment to provide relief to communities affected by the dry spell, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Monday led the distribution of various assistance, including over PHP190 million cash aid, to El Niño-affected communities in the Cagayan Valley Region. In his speech during the distribution of assistance in...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr: P18-B Isabela solar farm a step to renewable energy-secure Philippines
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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr: P18-B Isabela solar farm a step to renewable energy-secure Philippines

2024 June 10 MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Monday expressed elation on the construction of a 440-megawatt (MW) solar farm in Ilagan City, Isabela province, calling it a step towards the realization of the country’s renewable energy ambitions. Speaking at the signing of the Connection Agreement for the Isabela Ground Mounted Solar Project,...

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr inaugurates biggest solar-powered irrigation project in Isabela
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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr inaugurates biggest solar-powered irrigation project in Isabela

2024 June 10 MANILA – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Monday inaugurated the Cabaruan Solar-Powered Pump Irrigation Project (SPIP) in Quirino town, Isabela, the biggest solar-powered pump irrigation system in the country. The Cabaruan SPIP, a project of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) under the Mangat River Integrated Irrigation System (MARIIS), was constructed from July...