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Bongbong Marcos meets with P&G, leading IT firm execs in US working visit

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 12:18 PM September 23, 2022
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NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 20: Philippine President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. addresses the General assembly at the United Nations on September 20, 2022 in New York City. After two years of holding the session virtually or in a hybrid format, 157 heads of state and representatives of government are expected to attend the General Assembly in person. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by STEPHANIE KEITH / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

NEW YORK, United States  — A U.S. firm expressed its support to President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles said Thursday (Friday Manila time).

Angeles said the President met with executives of American consumer goods firm Procter & Gamble (P&G). He was accompanied by members of the Philippine delegation’s economic team during the meeting.

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“P&G conveyed strong confidence in the PH and welcomed The president’s thrust to go full throttle in digitalization, beginning with government processes,” Angeles said in a statement.

Marcos also hailed P&G’s long history in the Philippines and its leadership in fast-moving consumer goods, saying that this kind of commitment to the country sets the example for corporate citizenship.

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The American firm also offered to “take on” Marcos Jr.’s thrust for the private sector to have a bigger participative role in nation building and offered their expertise in data mining and analytics, especially in the area of consumer trends and behavior, Angeles said.

For its part, Angeles said the P&G is open to working with the Philippine government in digitalization and improving the business environment to “make for a more attractive investment destination.”

“Finally, they also shared their future plans in the Philippines, the Palace official said.

Marcos also met with executives of Sutherland Global Services, which is a business transformation company offering analytics-driven information technology (IT) services, among others

On Thursday, Marcos also held a bilateral meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden, where they reaffirmed the ties between the two countries and discussed issues on the South China Sea, energy security, climate action, and infrastructure.

Also tackled during the bilateral talks were Russia’s war on Ukraine, Association of Southeast Asian Nations matters, the Myanmar crisis, and the importance of human rights.

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