: Give Bongbong Marcos a chance, business leader says


Business leader Sergio Ortiz-Luis Jr., president of both the Employers Confederation of the Philippines and the Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc., urged Filipinos to give presumptive president Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos a chance for the sake of economic growth.

“As far as business is concerned, we remain a willing government partner as engines of positive change and growth. We expect this collaboration to continue and strengthen as we work closely with the incoming administration … Together, let us give this new administration a chance,” he said.

“We do not expect the incoming public officials to solve all these problems even in six years. But we strongly hope that having been given the mandate and consistent with their election promises, they continue to build on the strong fundamentals and gains of the outgoing administration and closely involve key stakeholders in addressing the remaining gaps and challenges,” Ortiz-Luis added. —ROY STEPHEN CANIVEL