“We’ll be a friend to all” says Philippines president Marcos Jr | Al Jazeera Newsfeed

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In his first State of the Nation speech, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr said his country would be “a friend to all” while pursuing an independent foreign policy. He also pledged tax reforms to turn the Philippines into an investment destination.

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16 comments

R3d Powel July 25, 2022 - 6:56 PM

cool speech.

Truth Cant be hidden July 25, 2022 - 7:03 PM

I love my girlfriend's arm pits 🥰

Surya Naray July 25, 2022 - 7:10 PM

Honble UPA Chairperson Smt Soniagandhi madum please fight for to implement Ballot Paper voting system in next MP elections in 2024and to save democracy in india and public opinion in favour of Ballot Paper voting system and right to vote is fundamental right.public opinion is foundation of democracy

Surya Naray July 25, 2022 - 7:11 PM

In india day by day fear of gujarat type communal clashes democracy in danger peoples are feared UNO intervention is necessary please protect the secularism in india and FBI investigation is necessary please protect the peoples in india

Andrew Thurman July 25, 2022 - 7:36 PM

Sounds like neoliberal tax haven…. every major corporation will open a "headquarters" PO box and all sales will go through the Philippines at 0 tax (for a monthly fee)

Avigdor Cerreto July 25, 2022 - 7:38 PM

Congratulations Philippines for winning France Arbitral Ruling ordering Malaysia to pay 14.92B dollars for breaching lease contract on Sabah Philippines at the Sultanate of Sulo Philippines. Then implementing by seizures of 2.5B dollars Malaysian Petronas Oil Company assets in Luxembourg.

jarosław bielski July 25, 2022 - 7:40 PM

The wise man is afraid and avoids evil,
but the fool rises easily and feels confident.

Amanulla AL July 25, 2022 - 7:41 PM

Foolish Philippines

Uncle Sam July 25, 2022 - 7:41 PM

You see? Even the People of the Philippines run backwards from one evil Politician to another as corrupt as Duterte. 😔

Amo Onggoy July 25, 2022 - 8:01 PM

If you wanna be a friend to all, means you are willing to give up something important. That's what they called COMPROMISE. The problem COMPROMISE is not in China's vocabulary, that means Philippines will be always in a LOSING side.

Ian The Siow July 25, 2022 - 8:14 PM

The (USA) United States call it "Liberation" instead of "Invasion". That was what US call it in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and the list goes on… Why the double standard? Confused… Please enlighten. Genuine question…

Instances of the United States "liberated" or overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War. (* indicates successful ouster of a government)

China 1949 to early 1960s
Albania 1949-53
East Germany 1950s
Iran 1953 *
Guatemala 1954 *
Costa Rica mid-1950s
Syria 1956-7
Egypt 1957
Indonesia 1957-8
British Guiana 1953-64 *
Iraq 1963 *
North Vietnam 1945-73
Cambodia 1955-70 *
Laos 1958 *, 1959 *, 1960 *
Ecuador 1960-63 *
Congo 1960 *
France 1965
Brazil 1962-64 *
Dominican Republic 1963 *
Cuba 1959 to present
Bolivia 1964 *
Indonesia 1965 *
Ghana 1966 *
Chile 1964-73 *
Greece 1967 *
Costa Rica 1970-71
Bolivia 1971 *
Australia 1973-75 *
Angola 1975, 1980s
Zaire 1975
Portugal 1974-76 *
Jamaica 1976-80 *
Seychelles 1979-81
Chad 1981-82 *
Grenada 1983 *
South Yemen 1982-84
Suriname 1982-84
Fiji 1987 *
Libya 1980s
Nicaragua 1981-90 *
Panama 1989 *
Bulgaria 1990 *
Albania 1991 *
Iraq 1991
Afghanistan 1980s *
Somalia 1993
Yugoslavia 1999-2000 *
Ecuador 2000 *
Afghanistan 2001 *
Venezuela 2002 *
Iraq 2003 *
Haiti 2004 *
Somalia 2007 to present
Honduras 2009 *
Libya 2011 *
Syria 2012
Ukraine 2014 *
2014 – 2022 – 6 countries yet to verify.
Pakistan 2022 *

SeriousGamer July 25, 2022 - 8:16 PM

friends to all including mafia, gangster and terrorists?

Smallest Kitchen July 25, 2022 - 8:20 PM

For sure Jamela Alindugan still has dirty reporting version about PBBM's speech..

jax10x July 25, 2022 - 8:37 PM

Friends to all and enemies to Philipinos. His father was a murderer thug, thief, and plunderer. Pakshas were elected too, Marcos is nothing different. The Philippines will suffer. At first, they will see prosperity, then it will fall apart.

s a July 25, 2022 - 8:41 PM

Long life the Philippines 🇵🇭 from Iran.

Darnnel Jones July 25, 2022 - 8:52 PM

Great speech 👍