Claim: US President Joe Biden went to the Philippines to speak with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
Why we fact-checked this: The claim has over 873 reactions, 125 comments, and 13,515 views on YouTube, as of writing.
Issues discussed: During the bilateral meeting, Biden mentioned issues such as COVID-19 recovery, renewable energy, disputes in the South China Sea and the critical global throughway, the war in Ukraine, and human rights, among others.
The US president also underscored the importance of the relationship between the Philippines and the United States.
Marcos replied by thanking the US for maintaining peace in Southeast Asia and helping the Philippines during the COVID-19 pandemic. – Lorenz Pasion/Rappler.com
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