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PBBM trips in greener pastures

January 23, 2023 - Monday 11:01 AM by Erwin Tulfo

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The recent presidential trips demonstrate how our hard-working  President Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr. seeks our rightful claim to a place in the global trade and commerce, and secure a vital role, as a strategically-located business hub.

PBBM envisions to make the Philippines a commercial center in the digital age as well as  attain the economic  stature as a middle-income country.  

PBBM and First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos have shown a big heart for the poor and have vowed to alleviate quality of life in the country.

The President can simply be likened to a father to a poor Filipino family who has to go out of his way to find livelihood to put food on the table. 

He has ventured out to seek opportunities for income even if it required traveling overseas. 

PBBM's engagement at World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, was the latest of a series of trips within seven months of his presidency. 

The gathering is exclusive to invited guests, including world leaders and business tycoons, with agenda of international impact. 

PBBM found the Davos occasion, with its theme “Cooperation in a Fragmented World,” a  most appropriate venue to promote his impassioned vision for unity for recovery.

The President apparently will not waste any opportunity to strike investment deals to spur employment and tax revenues in the post pandemic recovery era. 

The Presidential trips, which have so far earned investment pledges worth over US$26.3 billion, include Belgium, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Switzerland, Thailand, the U.S. and Singapore. 

PBBM has proven his knack for doing things differently and that is probably why his critics are harping about more presidential  business trips being planned.  

Tell me, even if these critics walk up and down Avenida Rizal all day, will they ever find a singkong-duling on the streets? 

Let PBBM do business in greener pastures.

Reports have it that onion prices have gone down, P250 per kilo in one public market in the wake of public outcry over uncontrolled rise in onion prices. 

Just the same, the Senate should continue its investigation into the matter in aid of legislation. 

We need to impose heavier penalties against hoarders of onions or other commodities and put them out of business.

This syndicated manipulation of prices has gone too long that people have given up fighting for fair prices. 

It is time the consumers win this time.