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Marcos eyes collaboration with Singapore’s Temasek Foundation on agri, climate change

President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on Thursday expressed optimism on several projects from Singapore that could help the country's agriculture and climate change measures.

This as Marcos had a meeting with Singapore’s Temasek Foundation, led by  chairperson Jennie Chua Kheng Yeng, at the Malacañang Palace.

"We’re looking at some of the prospective projects that are directed towards climate change, towards agriculture, and sustainability," Marcos said.

"So anyway, I’m happy that you’re able to come to the  Philippines and I’m happy to be able to see that there are potential areas where we can participate [in]," he added.

The Presidential Communications Office said a Temasek official told Marcos that he had "very good discussions" with Department of Science and Technology Secretary Renato Solidum Jr., Labor Secretary Bienvenido Laguesma, and Migrant Workers Secretary Toots Ople on collaborations in the future.

Among the attendees of the meeting with the President were Singaporean Ambassador to the Philippines Gerard Ho Wei Hong, Temasek board members Tony Tan Caktiong, Goh Yong Siang, Arich Rachmat, and Senior Directors Gerald Yeo Teng Han, and James Chan Yong Kiat. 

The Temasek Foundation is a Singapore-based non-profit philanthropic organization that funds and supports programs that aim to build capabilities of communities in Asia and beyond through philanthropic endowments gifted by Temasek. — Anna Felicia Bajo/RSJ, GMA Integrated News