P&G ready to work with PH on digitalization, nation-building efforts — Palace

Published September 23, 2022, 6:37 PM

by Argyll Cyrus Geducos

NEW YORK, USA — Leading fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) entity Procter & Gamble (P&G) has expressed willingness to work with the Philippine government in its nation-building efforts, particularly in digitalization, Malacañang said.

President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. and his economic team hold a business meeting with leading fast-moving consumer goods entity Procter & Gamble (P&G) in New York City on September 22, 2022 (New York Time). (Malacañang photo)

This developed after President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and his economic team met P&G executives in New York City on Thursday, September 22 (New York time).

In a statement, Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles said that during their business meeting, P&G conveyed “strong confidence” in the Philippines and welcomed Marcos’ thrust to go full throttle in digitalization, beginning with government processes.

“P&G offered to take on the President’s thrust for the private sector to have a bigger participative role in nation-building,” she said.

“[It] offered their expertise in data mining and analytics, especially in the area of consumer trends and behavior,” she added.

The company likewise shared its plans in the Philippines.

“P&G further said they are open to work with [the] government in its initiatives for digitalization as well as improving the business environment to make for a more attractive investment destination,” Angeles said.

For his part, President Marcos hailed P&G for its long history in the Philippines and its leadership in the FMCG industry, saying its commitment to the Philippines sets the example for corporate citizenship.

“We applaud their continued commitment to our nation-building efforts as we work to improve the business environment in the country and implement the digitalization of public services,” Marcos wrote in a Facebook post.

Marcos is on a working visit to New York to attend the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).