MANILA, Philippines – The Italian government wants to run an inter-campus project in the Philippines featuring Inter Milan Football Club, President-elect Ferdinand “Bambang” and Marcos Jr.’s press secretary. Trixie Cruise-Angeles made the announcement on Monday.
Angeles said the Italian ambassador to the Philippines, Marco Clement, made the remarks during a courtesy call on Marcos Jr. at the president-elect’s headquarters in the town of Mandalueng on Monday.
Angeles said the program seeks to help “unnecessary children” in the Philippines and promote football.
“In person-to-person collaboration, the ambassador expressed his appreciation for the Filipino community in Italy,” Angeles said at a press briefing.
He added that their plan is to bring the Inter Milan Football Club here on an inter-campus project to benefit children and to promote football, “he added.
Football Club Internazionale Milano, also known as Inter Milan, is an Italian professional football club based in Milan.
Angeles said Marcos Jr. and Clement talked about potential collaborations on infrastructure projects, as well as working together on learning about the COVID response and opening up the economy.
“They discussed four areas — political, economic, and personal cooperation. On a political front, the ambassador noted that this is the 75th year of Italian-Philippine relations, “said Angeles.
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Clement was one of the diplomats who paid a courtesy call on Marcos Jr. on Monday.
Ambassadors from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations also visited Marcos Jr. at his headquarters.
Ambassador of Brunei Darussalam to the Philippines Joharia Wahab, Ambassador of Cambodia Phan Pew, Ambassador of Indonesia Agus Widjojo and Ambassador of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic of Tsongkane Sungkane Luangmununthon were present.
Also present were Gerard Ho, Ambassador of Singapore, Thawat Sumitmore, Charge d’Affaires of Thailand, and Hwang Hue Chung, Ambassador of Vietnam.
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