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President Marcos wants Philippines to be active player in Asean

The stakes are even higher for Mr Ferdinand Marcos Jr on a personal level, as he seeks to mend his family's image. PHOTO: REUTERS
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SINGAPORE - President Ferdinand Marcos Jr is resetting the Philippine foreign policy, using his maiden state visits to Indonesia and Singapore to signal his interest in playing a major role in Asean affairs.

This is a departure from the path charted by his predecessor Rodrigo Duterte, whom observers have criticised for having a parochial view of global relations.

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