Bilyonaryo Sabin Aboitiz only had praises for President Ferdinand Marcos after his six-day visit to the United States, where they wooed foreign investors and shared the roadmap to Philippine economic recovery.
The president and CEO of the Aboitiz Group was among the bilyonaryo delegation of the President to New York City, where they held several business fora with foreign companies to solicit more investments back home.
They particularly targeted the IT-BPM, digital infrastructure, garments and apparel, as well as industry and infrastructure sectors.
“This trip was a resounding success. We have a true statesman in President Marcos,” said Aboitiz, who is head of Malacañang’s Private Sector Advisory Council.
“He represented our country with pride, diplomacy, professionalism, and an honest intention to strengthen our partnership with the U.S. and secure their commitment to transform the lives of all Filipinos by directly investing in our economy. He came here on a mission for our people — we all did — and that mission was accomplished,” the bilyonaryo added.
Other CEOs who joined Marcos in New York were International Container Terminal Services Inc. Chairman and President Enrique Razon; Metro Pacific Corp. Chairman and President Manuel V. Pangilinan; San Miguel Corp. Chairman, President and CEO Ramon Ang; Ayala Corp. Chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala; JG Summit Holdings Inc. President and CEO Lance Gokongwei; Magsaysay Group President and CEO Doris Ho; and SM Prime Holdings Director Hans Sy.
Around a dozen Cabinet members, including Marcos’ economic team, also flew to the US to entice foreign investors to put their money in the Philippines.