Australian investors coming to Ph

Australian investors coming to Ph

Presumptive President Bongbong Marcos

By Junex Doronio
May 18, 2022

MANILA— Despite the protest of a handful of supporters of losing presidential candidate Vice President Leni Robredo in Melbourne where presumptive President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos Jr. made a private visit, more Australian investors are coming to the Philippines which could be an indication that they trust the incoming BBM administration.

This was revealed on Tuesday, May 17, by Ambassador Steven Robinson during an event hosted by the Australian Embassy in Makati City. He said that since it is a private trip, the embassy also offered no special accommodation or arrangements for Marcos Jr.

“I’ve seen a lot of Australian businesses who have never come to the Philippines before now seeking to come here to invest,” Robinson bared.

The Australian envoy, who is about to end his tenure in two months, said the Philippines has become a good haven for foreign investors due to the economic reforms that have been initiated.

“The reason for that is very clear—that they see the Philippines as a very fine ground for investment, that the Philippines has made a range of reforms in recent times that set the platform for future development, and that the trajectory of the Philippine should remain strong,” Robinson stressed.

Meanwhile, in Australia the Sydney Morning Herald reported on BBM’s low-key visit to Melbourne, where his youngest son Vincent is said to be enrolling at the University of Melbourne.

Members of the Anakbayan Melbourne, which had supported Robredo, rallied outside an apartment complex where Marcos Jr. was believed to be staying.

But for Rado Gatchalian, who is based in Sydney, said that Filipinos in Australia should listen to the wishes of the Filipino people.

“I do not deny the wrongdoings of Marcos senior but do not forget there are millions saying Marcos was one of the best presidents. If we will ignore these people, it’s unfair,” Gatchalian said.

Photo caption: Members of the radical Anakbayan Melbourne rally outside an apartment where BBM was believed to be staying. (From

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