PBBM, nanawagan sa APEC leaders ng structural changes

PBBM, nanawagan sa APEC leaders ng structural changes

November 18, 2022 @ 7:26 AM 2 weeks ago

MANILA, Philippines – Nanawagan si Pangulong Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. sa kanyang mga kapuwa Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders na patuloy na payagan ang ‘innovation’ o pagbabago at magkaroon ng structural changes.

Kausap ng Pangulo ang kanyang mga kapwa lider sa APEC CEO Summit sa Thailand, kung saan tinalakay niya ang food security, global health systems at climate change.

Sa isinagawang question-and-answer portion, tinuran ng Pangulo na sinang-ayunan niya ang posisyon ni Robert E. Moritz, Global Chairman ng Pricewaterhouse Coopers, na ang gagawing pagbabago ay kailangan na “structural”.

“They have to be done structurally because this is a different world. This is a different economy. And as we were discussing in the green room, he says we’re not playing catch-up. And I said, even if we were, what are we trying to catch up to? 2019? I don’t think that that’s the plan,” ayon kay Pangulong Marcos.

“We cannot be too married to the ideas that we were holding as truths before and we have to be willing to make big changes but with the recognition that from what is actually happening around the world,” giit ng Pangulo.

“But when we make these structural changes, I’d like to pick up on the point that Dr. Schwab made on innovation… We must still continue to encourage innovation and to recognize innovations that can actually help and immediately put them into play… if it’s a product to market or if it’s a system to implement that system.”

Binanggit din ng Punong Ehekutibo sa question-and-answer portion na ang cash transfer payments ay naglalayon na pagaanin ang epekto ng tumataas na presyo ng langis at pagkain sa mga Filipino.

“It is actually at this point, it is survival for many of our people simply because prices of fuel, prices of food has risen to such an extent that they simply cannot afford to survive without assistance from the government. And hence we are still presently in the Philippines providing just direct cash transfer payments,” wika ni Pangulong Marcos.

“This is not something that we prefer to do. I don’t think that anyone is particularly enamored with direct cash transfer payments. But it is the only way that we can mitigate the situation that our people have,” aniya.

Si Pangulong Marcos ay nasa Bangkok para dumalo sa 29th APEC Summit, ang kanyang kauna-unahan bilang lider ng Pilipinas. Kris Jose