MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network): President Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr on Tuesday (July 5) led his first Cabinet meeting at the Malacañang Palace, five days following his inauguration.
The meeting started before 9am and was attended by several members of the Marcos Cabinet.
In a short clip of the meeting shared by the Palace, Marcos wanted to start the meeting with the economic team led by Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno.
“I ask what we call the economics group, which is the Secretary of Finance, the [Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas] Governor, and the [National Economic and Development Authority] to give us a briefing on the general situation economically because I think we can all understand that the most important area that we will have to deal with would have to be the economy,” Marcos said.
“The central policy that everybody else would be following will be that set out by our economic managers. So I ask the economic team to give us a briefing,” he added.