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PBBM departs for the UNGA in New York, where he will engage with the Filipino community.

Sunday saw the departure of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. from Manila for New York, where he would deliver the national address of the Philippines at the 77th United Nations General Assembly.

Marcos’s final message emphasized the administration’s focus on economic recovery, food security, and agricultural productivity. He said that his presentation covered the Philippines’ vision of people-centered development.

Upon receiving departure honors at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2, Marcos said, “We affirm the country’s commitment to the ideals of the UN, citing its contributions to the peaceful resolution of disputes and of international law and the highlighting the importance of the UN in fostering international dialogue and cooperation.”

The aspirations of the nation for the UN and the tasks to come will also be discussed in Marcos’ speech, along with “the role our nation will play and our contributions to improving the international system.”

“The UN is where the nations of the globe assemble to talk about the most important issues affecting our people. Consequently, we must attend the General Assembly and ensure our voice is heard, “added Marcos.

The President will have meetings with António Guterres, the UN Secretary-General, and the heads of the Philippines’ long-standing and vital allies.

As one of his administration’s top concerns, food security, agriculture, renewable energy, and climate change will be topics of discussion with them, Marcos promised.

Additionally, he plans to take part in corporate ventures to forge new alliances that will advance the sustainable and economic growth of the nation.

“Important private sector members who have been and will continue to be our partners in this endeavor will join me in these sessions. We shall be able to achieve the better normal that we all strive for if PPPs are more vibrant, “added Marcos.

The President will also meet with members of the Filipino community on Sunday at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

A watershed moment: Transformative solutions to interlocking concerns is the focus of the 77th UNGA, which aims to address previously unheard-of global trends like the pandemic and climate change.

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