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Marcos Embarks on US Charm Offensive in Shift From Duterte

  • Philippine leader sees ties with US to become stronger, robust
  • Government ‘gearing up’ for A credit rating on medium term
Ferdinand Marcos Jr. the New York Stock Exchange in New York on Sept. 19.
Ferdinand Marcos Jr. the New York Stock Exchange in New York on Sept. 19.Photographer: Seth Wenig/AP Photos
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Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said he can’t envision his country without the US as a partner, marking his strongest statements yet on the longstanding alliance undermined by his predecessor. 

Marcos, who’s in New York for the UN General Assembly, said he sees a “further strengthening” of political and economic ties with the US.