President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. traveled to Malaysia for a three-day state visit with several politikos, including two senators, in tow.
Senators JV Ejercito and Mark Villar have joined the President’s visit to Kuala Lumpur as the country’s leader sought to strengthen bilateral ties with the Asian neighbor. The two senators also attended the President’s meeting with the Filipino community on Tuesday.
In a Facebook post, Ejercito thanked the Filipino community for the warm reception and promised to protect and advance their welfare.
“Thank you to our kababayans for the warm welcome. The Marcos administration is deeply committed to securing the welfare of our Filipino communities abroad,” he said.
He promised to continue to support the President’s vision for our migrant workers “in any way I can.”
“Having defended the inaugural budget of the Department of Migrant Workers during the Senate’s deliberations on the 2023 National Budget, I am committed to ensuring that the work of the DMW and other pertinent agencies are fully implemented,” he said.
Also accompanying the President in Malaysia are First Lady Liza Marcos, House Speaker Martin Romualdez, Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo, Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno, Trade Secretary Alfredo Pascual, and Presidential Communications Secretary Cheloy Grail.
A day after delivering the State of the Nation Address (SONA), Marcos flew to Malaysia to meet with government leaders, businessmen and the Filipino community. This is Marcos’ 13th foreign trip since he assumed office last year.
According to Marcos, his visit to Malaysia aims “to identify new areas of synergies that can propel our partnership and serve as a roadmap for our respective agencies to work on for the mutual benefit of both our countries and the peoples of the new century.”