Secretary’s Messages

Bilateral Events
11 March 2024 (Monday), 11-11:05 AM | Malacañang Palace Good morning, Your Excellency, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. We are honored by your presence on this significant occasion. Today marks the realization of a commitment made by U.S. President Joseph Biden Jr. during our official visit to Washington D.C. last
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11 March 2024 (Monday) 10:10-10:17 AM | Malacañan Palace Honored guests from the U.S. Presidential Trade and Investment Mission, esteemed colleagues, ladies and gentlemen—welcome. It's with great pleasure that we embark on a renewed journey in the partnership between the United States and the Philippines. Your presence today is greatly
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11 March 2024 (Monday) 9:40-9:45 AM | Malacañang Palace Secretary Gina M. Raimondo of the United States Department of Commerce (DoC); Ambassador MaryKay L. Carlson of the U.S. Embassy-Manila; Mr. Luis Jimenez, DoC Chief of Staff; Edward Dean, DoC Counselor; Ms. Pamela Phan, DoC Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia; Admiral
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11 March 2024 (Monday) 2:00 PM | Solaire Resort, Parañaque City I'd like to begin by expressing my appreciation to Secretary Gina Raimondo for her leadership and effort in leading the Presidential Trade and Investment Mission to the Philippines. This mission is clearly an outcome of the talk between President
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Economic Briefings
01 February 2024 | via recorded message The Philippines congratulates the Government of the United Arab Emirates for hosting the WTO’s 13th Ministerial Conference in Abu Dhabi. We look forward to welcoming our newest Members, Comoros and Timor- Leste, to this Conference. Amid complex global challenges, this gathering is an
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25 February 2024 | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates WTO Director General Ngozi, Co-Leads, Ministers and Colleagues, a pleasant afternoon. First and foremost, I would like to commend the group for its strong commitment to help address climate change within the ambit of the Coalition. It has been a year
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18 March 2024 | Brussels, Belgium I am honored to represent the Philippines in this pivotal moment, officially relaunching the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Negotiations with the European Union. This event marks a significant milestone in our shared history spanning over six decades of diplomatic relations since May 1964. In
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First and foremost, I want to acknowledge the presence of the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land where we meet today, the people of the Kulin Nation. I extend my respects to their Elders past and present. Excellencies, colleagues from the government, business executives from the Philippines and Australia,
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04 March 2024 | Ritz Carlton Melbourne, Australia Your Excellency, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., business leaders, colleagues from the government, esteemed guests, ladies and gentlemen; good Morning once again! I am pleased to share with you all, the culmination of our collaborative efforts to generate investment leads from Australia
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Stakeholders Events
‘Women on Board PH: Bridging Opportunities and Roadmap of Development in the Philippines’21 March 2024 (Thursday) 5:20-5:30 PM | Dusit Thani Manila Officers and members of the Women’s Business Council Philippines or WomenBizPH; Mrs. Charity Ekeada-Davidson, First Secretary, Embassy of Nigeria in Manila; Dr. Esperanza Cabral, former Health Secretary, and
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20 March 2024 (Wed), 6:30 PM Marco Polo Hotel Esteemed members and leaders of CECOPHIL, led by President Engineer Dr. Ernie de Castro, respected figures in the construction industry, my colleagues in the service of the public, and our honored guests gathered here tonight—warmest greetings to you all. It fills
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23 February 2024 | 5F BOI, Makati City Let me take this opportunity to welcome our guests. To our dedicated partners in this very timely endeavor. I am glad to see you joining this event, the Ceremonial Signing of the E-Mobility ASAP Project. Special greetings to Katarina Barunica of UNIDO,
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20 February 2024 | Grand Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Manila, BGC Tonight, we gather to mark a chapter’s end and start a new era with the executive leadership of a leading company in the Philippines. With its spirit of celebration and transition, we pay tribute to the remarkable tenure
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19 February 2024 | BOI-AVR Colleagues from the government, our friends from the media, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. I was impressed by the plans of President Arrey Perez in his more than two thousand plan charts, and that would be a magnet for the regions, including Metro Manila. I
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12 February 2024 | via a recorded message Ladies and gentlemen, A pleasant day to all of you. It is not every day that we see the faces of individuals dedicated to their mission of building a better Philippines through nutrition. Combating malnutrition complements President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s directive to
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2 February 2024 | Tanauan, Batangas A pleasant Friday morning to all! Ohayo gozaimasu! First and foremost, I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to Brother Industries Philippines, third expansion here in the Philippine Economic Zone Authority’s (PEZA) flourishing special economic zone—the First Philippine Industrial Park (FPIP). This milestone
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02 February 2024, 3 PM | NIA Central Office, EDSA, Diliman, Quezon City DA USec. Atty. Alvin Balagbag, NIA Acting Administrator Eduardo Eddie Guillen, colleagues from the government, esteemed guests, champions of agriculture, and advocates for change, good afternoon. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the Integrated Rice Supply Chain
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09 March 2024, 6:30 PM | SMX Convention Center, MOA, Pasay City Tonight, as we gather under the luminous glow of unity and shared aspirations, it is with a profound sense of honor and humility that I address this distinguished gathering, celebrating the milestone 70th anniversary of the Federation of
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14 March 2024 | via a recorded message Officers of the First Circle, fellow workers in government, business leaders, entrepreneurs, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen; a pleasant day to all of you. It is an honor and privilege to address you today on a matter of utmost importance: the pivotal
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