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Marcos’s Unannounced Trip to Singapore F1 Race Comes Under Criticism

Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

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Manila, Philippines (AP) -- A trip by Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to Singapore over the weekend to watch Formula One races has come under attack from critics who described it as “utterly callous” while thousands of Filipinos remain displaced due to a recent typhoon.

Marcos Jr. confirmed his trip to Singapore for the Grand Prix event in a brief statement and pictures he posted on Facebook on Monday night after a flurry of online criticism.