NEW YORK, USA — In efforts to woo businessmen to invest in the Philippines, President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. met three American companies from the aerospace, sustainable fuels, and renewable energy industries on the second day of his six-day working visit to the United States of America.
Photos from the Office of the Press Secretary (OPS) showed that Marcos met with Boeing, an American corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets, satellites, telecommunications equipment, and missiles.
He also met officials from NuScale, an American company that designs and markets small modular reactors, and WasteFuel, a leading bio-refinery developer that produces renewable fuels using proven technologies to address the climate emergency and revolutionize mobility.
In a Facebook Live video, Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles did not disclose the result of the meetings but assured the public that they went well. She said she is waiting for an update from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) about the meetings.
"Maganda naman po ang usapan at in a few days po, makukuha natin yung details or yung pledges regarding these (The meetings went well, and we'll get the details or pledges regarding these in a few days)," she said.
Despite this, Angeles said things were looking good.
"So far po, ang nakikita po natin ay very optimistic at very positive ang mga kausap ng ating Pangulo (So far, we're seeing that the people the President talked with were very optimistic and positive)," she said.
"So far, he (Marcos) has proven to be the best salesman for the Philippines," she added.
Marcos is in New York to attend the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). He will speak at the High-Level General Debates at 3:15 p.m. on September 20 (New York time).
Aside from participating in the UNGA, the President said he would meet with business leaders to aid the Philippines' economic transformation.