WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. visited the United States for the third time since becoming the Philippines’ top leader.
He participated in the 2023 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in San Francisco, California, from November 15 to 17.
Marcos also met the Filipino communities in Los Angeles and Honolulu. His visit to the island state of Hawaii was particularly notable because his family went on exile there after the 1986 People Power uprising.
Marcos makes rare visit to US Indo-Pacific Command in Hawaii
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. visited the US Indo-Pacific Command in Honolulu, Hawaii, on the last day of his weeklong journey in the United States.
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Rappler Recap: Marcos arrives in Hawaii after 3 decades
Marcos sets foot again in Hawaii after 3 decades, not as a man in exile, but as Philippine president. Dwight de Leon gives us a Rappler Recap from Honolulu.
Marcos thanks Filipinos in Hawaii for support during exile
Marcos: When we landed here, we had nothing. Pati appliance, sila ang nagdadala. Kapag kami ay nalulungkot, sila ang nagpapasaya sa amin. Kung wala kayo, wala ang pamilyang Marcos.— Dwight De Leon (@newsdwight) November 19, 2023