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Philippines' Marcos urges respect for international law in U.N. debut

President's address comes amid protests over human rights violations

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. addresses the United Nations General Assembly in his global debut Sept. 20.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. called for respect for international law and United Nations principles while promising an independent foreign policy in a General Assembly speech Tuesday.

"The Philippines shall continue to be a friend to all and an enemy of none," he said.

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