CITY OF SAN FERNANDO Senator Mark Villar vowed to continue advocating for strengthening and improvement of the country’s economic stimulus.
The advocacy will help revitalize the country’s economy while it still recovers from the effects of the global pandemic.
He said inviting local and foreign investors to do business in the country will help in bolstering up the local economy.
“Naniniwala ako na mahalaga na nahihikayat natin ang mga pribadong sektor at investors mula sa iba’t-ibang bansa upang makatulong sa pagpapalago ng ating ekonomiya, mapanatili ang trabaho, at masiguro na bumabalik ang sigla ng negosyo sa bansa,” Villar said.
As part of this advocacy, Villar accompanied President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. during his state visit in New York City recently.
While the main activity of the President was to address the United Nations General Assembly, Villar said they also attended business programs organized by the Department of Trade and Industry.
These included the New York Stock Exchange Economic Forum, Philippine Economic Briefing and other business dialogues and meetings.
Villar joined the entourage as the Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Trade, Commerce and Entrepreneurship in the 19th Congress.
“With the said visit and dialogues with our business partners, we assure them that the Philippines is a better choice in doing business” Villar said.
The Philippine delegation also met with business groups and foreign investors. Among the US companies that President Bongbong Marcos and Senator Mark Villar met were Alorica, Concentrix, JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMC PH Global Service Center, Legato Health Technologies, Optum Inc, Qualfon Inc and Boeing.
“It was a productive week. We went there to explore new opportunities that will bring about massive employment in our country. Our goal was to make sure that foreign investors are aware of our capability as a nation and the potential of the Filipino workforce”, Senator Mark Villar said.
Villar added that state visit was a success as the Marcos administration have secured various commitments from different companies already.
He added that the state visit also helped create stronger ties with different countries, and bring more jobs for Filipinos.