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Marcos says Philippines reaped $14bn of pledges on ASEAN trip

Country's new president describes visits as 'successful and productive'

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, second from left, walks with Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. at the Presidential Palace in Bogor, Indonesia on Sept. 5.   © Reuters

MANILA -- Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said that his official trips this week to Indonesia and Singapore yielded $14.36 billion worth of investment pledges.

Marcos arrived in Manila late Wednesday after wrapping up his first-ever state visits. Marcos met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and described his trip as "successful and productive."

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