Rundown: Delegates who joined Marcos’ Japan trip

February 10, 2023 - 12:56 PM
This Feb. 8, 2022 photo shows President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and First Lady Liza Araneta Marcos (Presidential Communications Office/Twitter)

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. flew to Japan on Wednesday, February 8 for a five-day “official working visit.”  

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He was joined by his wife First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos

Marcos described the trip as “essential” and part of a “larger foreign policy” to build strong political ties, defense, and security.

He also said that he seeks to build “lasting economic partnerships with major countries in the region.”

The president and his team will meet key officials from Japan to sign bilateral agreements and attend a series of meetings with business leaders. 

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Marcos visited the Asian country with some of his Cabinet secretaries namely:

Marcos is also joined by some lawmakers such as his cousin House Speaker Martin Romualdez, House Senior Deputy Speaker and former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri, and Sen. Mark Villar. 

Business tycoon and former senator and solon Manny Villar also accompanied Marcos in the trip. 

Special Assistant to President Anton Lagdameo and Marcos’ nephew presidential adviser on creative communications Paul Soriano also went to Japan with the President. 

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Around 150 representatives from the business sector from the Philippines will also join Marcos in Tokyo, presidential press briefer Daphne Oseña Paez said in a briefing on February 1. 

Marcos will cap off his trip by meeting with the Filipino community in Japan before flying back to Manila on Sunday, February 12. 

This Japan trip is Marcos’ tenth overseas trip since he assumed office last year.

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