President Bongbong Marcos at F1 Grand Prix
TAN SEE LENG – The Minister for Manpower of Singapore confirmed on Monday that President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. flew to the city-state over the weekend to watch the Formula One (F1) Grand Prix.
Tan said he met Marcos, Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr., and officials from Cambodia and Saudi Arabia on the sidelines of the race.
“I hope everyone had a chance to soak in the Singapore Grand Prix activities, whether it is the race or lifestyle experiences happening in town and within our community,” he said.
After Tan shared a photo of himself with Marcos in Singapore, Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles confirmed Marcos’ weekend visit to Southeast Asia’s lone first-world country.
“Naging produktibo ang pagdalaw sa Singapore ni Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos Jr.,” she noted in a Facebook post.
“Pinagpatibay niya ang mga pangunahing usapan sa huling state visit sa bayan na ito at pinagpatuloy ang panghihikayat sa pag-invest sa bayan ng Pilipinas,” she added.
Since last week, reporters have been attempting to confirm Marcos’ trip to Singapore but the Palace officials have stated that they have “no information yet.”
The attendance of President Bongbong Marcos at the F1 Grand Prix occurred just a few days after Super Typhoon Karding devastated several parts of the country, destroying billions of pesos in agriculture and infrastructure.
Meanwhile, Formula One (also known as Formula 1 or F1) is the highest class of international racing for open-wheel single-seater formula racing cars sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).
A Formula One season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix, which take place worldwide on both purpose-built circuits and closed public roads.
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