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Marcos recalls kindness, compassion of Filipinos in Hawaii

Members of the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii paid a courtesy call on President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday.

According to the Office of the Press Secretary, Marcos discussed his administration's initiatives to keep the nation's post-pandemic growth momentum.

The chamber in Hawaii is considered as one of the biggest and oldest Filipino chambers in the United States, providing support to Filipino entrepreneurs in Hawaii.

The group provides regular networking meetings, valuable workshops, and outreach trade missions to the Philippines.

Marcos recalled the hospitality and generosity of the Filipinos in Hawaii in 1986. He said his family owed so much to the Filipino community in Hawaii during the time that his family made the island state their home.

"I wouldn’t be here were if not for the compassion and kindness of our kababayans in Hawaii who gave us food and clothes when we arrived because we had nothing," Marcos said.

Then President Ferdinand Marcos Sr. and his family went to Hawaii during the EDSA Revolution in 1986.