WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. heads to the United States for the second time since assuming office, this time for an official visit which includes a meeting with US President Joe Biden.
Aside from a one-on-one with Biden on Monday, May 1, Marcos is expected to meet with key American leaders including Cabinet officials, legislators, and business leaders.
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Rappler Recap: What will Marcos and Biden talk about at the White House?
Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. meets his US counterpart President Joe Biden for the second time in less than a year. This time, Marcos heads to the White House to reaffirm and revisit the long-standing alliance of the two countries.
What can we expect the two world leaders to discuss? Rappler’s Bea Cupin gives a recap of the upcoming meeting.
‘Welcome back’: Marcos-Biden meeting flexes ‘optimism’ in bilateral ties
When US President Joe Biden welcomed President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to the White House on Monday, May 1, he might have triggered some feelings of nostalgia on the part of the Philippine leader as Biden recalled Marcos’ past visit there with his late father and namesake.
“Welcome back to the White House. We talked on the way over, it’s been a while since you’ve been here…. You’ve been here with President Reagan, with your father,” Biden said during short remarks at the Oval Office, ahead of their bilateral meeting – their second bilateral meeting in less than a year.
US nuclear power firm to conduct study for site in PH
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. met with nuclear energy firm NuScale at Washington DC on May 1. Marcos had also met with the company during his first US visit back in September 2022.
According to the Presidential Communications Office, NuScale said it is “planning to conduct a study to locate a site in the Philippines.”
“NuScale is expected to invest $6.5 to 7.5 billion to provide 430 megawatts to the country by 2031,” said Malacañang’s communications arm.