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Published October 31, 2022, 2:23 PM
by Argyll Cyrus Geducos
President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. seemed to address rumors about his supposed weekend trip to Japan when he had this sarcastic welcome for reporters covering him in Cavite to Hokkaido.
Marcos’ remark came after rumors circulated online that he was not physically present during the situation briefing on the effects of Severe Tropical Storm Paeng on October 29 because he was in Japan.
In a press briefing in Noveleta, Cavite, where he led the distribution of assistance to typhoon victims, the President seemed to be aware of the rumors.
“Welcome to Hokkaido!” he told reporters as he left the venue.
After rumors that he traveled to Japan at the height of Typhoon Paeng, President Marcos cheekily tells reporters covering him in Cavite, “Welcome to Hokkaido!” ( MPC Pool) @manilabulletin pic.twitter.com/8oP3NMdSZb
Reporters covering him tried to get a clarification or a formal statement about his whereabouts over the weekend, but the President continued on his way out.
On Sunday, Malacañang denied the rumors that Marcos went to Japan for the long weekend.
Marcos is expected to make a State Visit to Japan sometime next year.
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