June 19, 2024

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House leaders rally behind ‘game-changer’ US-Japan-PH summit

HOUSE leaders voiced their strong support for the landmark trilateral summit featuring United States President Joe Biden, Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and Philippine President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., calling it a “game-changer for regional cooperation and diplomacy.”

The first meeting of the three leaders in Washington D.C. on April 11 marks a big step in strengthening economic ties, promoting peace in the Indo-Pacific region, and enhancing cooperation on shared interests.

Deputy Majority Leader and PBA Party-list Rep. Margarita “Atty. Migs” Nograles  expressed confidence the trilateral meeting would serve as a catalyst for fostering enhanced cooperation and prosperity, ultimately benefiting the citizens of the participating nations.

“This historic gathering presents a unique opportunity for our nations to collaborate on key issues that affect our shared interests and aspirations. I am confident that this summit will pave the way for enhanced cooperation and prosperity for our peoples,” Nograles said.

Assistant Majority Leader and Lanao del Sur 1st District Rep. Zia Alonto Adiong highlighted the importance of dialogue and collaboration in addressing regional challenges.

“As representatives of our constituents, we applaud the efforts of our leaders to engage in constructive dialogue that aims to promote peace, stability, and economic growth in the Indo-Pacific region,” Adiong remarked.

Assistant Majority Leader and La Union 1st District Rep. Francisco Paolo Ortega emphasized the potential of the trilateral summit to strengthen economic partnerships and enhance regional security. 

“The coming together of these three leaders underscores the importance of strategic cooperation in addressing shared challenges and seizing opportunities for growth and development,” Ortega stated.

Assistant Majority Leader and Zambales 1st District Rep. Jefferson Khonghun shared his optimism for the results of the summit.

“As young leaders, we recognize the significance of multilateral engagements in shaping a more prosperous and secure future for our nations,” Khonghun said.

“This summit represents a crucial step towards deepening our ties and fostering greater understanding and cooperation among our citizens,” he added.

Nograles, Adiong, Ortega, and Khonghun are members of the “Young Guns,” a group of dynamic leaders in the House of Representatives.

They affirmed their trust in the outcomes of the trilateral summit and pledged to continue advocating for policies that foster peace, prosperity and cooperation on the international stage.