MANILA/TOKYO – Philippine President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. left for Japan on Wednesday noon for a five-day official visit during which he is scheduled to meet with the Filipino community, among other activities.
“I look forward to my meeting with the large Filipino diaspora in Japan who have been contributing through their hard work and positive disposition in building a better Philippines though they are far away through all the assistance that they have been giving to the Philippines for many, many years now,” he said in his departure speech.
Marcos Jr. will meet over a thousand members of the Filipino community at a venue in Tokyo before flying back to Manila on Sunday.
Filipinos are the fourth-largest foreign community in Japan with a population of around 290,000. - Florenda Corpuz
(Photos courtesy of the Presidential Communications Office)