MANILA – Senator Mark Villar on Wednesday said the six-day working visit to the United States by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was very productive as it will bring massive employment to our country.

Villar, who joined the President in the US, said that aside from the main activity, when President Marcos Jr. addressed the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), they also attended business meetings organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), which included the New York Stock Exchange Economic Forum, Philippine Economic Briefing, and other business dialogues and meetings.

“It was a productive week. We went there to explore new opportunities that will bring about massive employment in our country. Our goal was to make sure that foreign investors are aware of our capability as a nation and the potential of the Filipino workforce,” Villar said.

Among the US companies that President Marcos Jr. met were Alorica, Concentrix, JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMC PH Global Service Center, Legato Health Technologies, Optum Inc, Qualfon Inc., and Boeing.

“I share with President BBM’s vision of bringing something home for our kababayans (countrymen). The state visit was a success as we have secured various commitments from different companies already. Not only did we create stronger ties with different countries, but also the trip brought us jobs, jobs, jobs,” Villar said.

The senator said he will continue advocating for strengthening and improving the country’s economic stimulus in order to revitalize the economy.

Naniniwala ako na mahalaga na nahihikayat natin ang mga pribadong sektor at investors mula sa iba’t-ibang bansa upang makatulong sa pagpapalago ng ating ekonomiya, mapanatili ang trabaho, at masiguro na bumabalik ang sigla ng negosyo sa bansa (I believe it is important that we encourage foreign investors to help in our economy, create jobs and ensure a positive business climate). With the said visit and dialogues with our business partners, we assure them that the Philippines is a better choice in doing business,” the senator said. (Leonel Abasola/PNA)