Marcos' cousin-envoy says he could be a 'great spokesperson' of Asean leaders | Global News

Marcos’ cousin-envoy says he could be a ‘great spokesperson’ of Asean leaders

/ 10:47 AM November 23, 2022
Bongbong Marcos will be a 'great spokesperson' of the Asean leaders in the future, according to his cousin.

FILE PHOTO: Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Manuel Romualdez. Image from the Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC Facebook page

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. will be a “great spokesperson” of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) leaders in the future.

This was according to Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel Romualdez, a cousin of Marcos, as he noted how “articulate” the President can be – which, he claimed, impresses many leaders he has met.


“I think President Marcos would probably be – maybe I’m just being presumptuous – but would probably be the great spokesperson of the Asean leaders in the future,” he said on ANC Headstart on Wednesday.

“We can see now how articulate he can be and he can enhance the geopolitical situation, and I think that many of leaders who have met him… are very impressed with him,” he added.


For him, Marcos will be seen “playing a major role in the Asean community.”

READ ‘Very successful,’ Marcos says of PH meet with Asean

Romualdez further noted that the President has talked to several world leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

READ: Marcos Jr. holds bilateral meetings with Saudi Arabia, French counterparts

Marcos, the envoy said, will continue his interactions with world leaders.

“He will continue to interact with many of these leaders, especially our allies, and making sure that we all are on the same page as far as the security and economic prosperity of the Asean region,” Romualdez said.

Early this month, Marcos went to Cambodia to attend the 40th and 41st Asean Summits. Last week, he attended the  Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation or Apec Leaders’ Summit in Bangkok, Thailand. Next month, Marcos is set to travel to Brussels, Belgium to attend the Asean-European Union Summit.



More foreign trips lined up for Marcos next year

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: ASEAN, Bongbong marcos, Jose Manuel Romualdez
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our global news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

© Copyright 1997-2022 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.