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What Investors Are Looking for in Marcos’s First Congress Speech

Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

Photographer: Veejay Villafranca/Bloomberg

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. will lay down his agenda before Congress for the first time, with economic challenges looming large in the early days of his administration.

Business and industry groups want to hear Marcos talk about how he would tackle soaring prices, record debt and food supply woes in the speech scheduled for 4 p.m. local time Monday. Also awaited during the annual State of the Nation Address are his pandemic recovery plan and infrastructure roadmap.