Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte is once again the country’s caretaker after President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. went to Thailand for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 2022 (APEC) Summit. 

Undersecretary Honey Rose Mercado of the Presidential Management Staff confirmed the appointment. 

Marcos arrived in Bangkok on Wednesday evening with First Lady Mary Louise “Liza” Araneta-Marcos. The president is scheduled to have at least six bilateral talks on top of his meetings with global and  business leaders.

The president had a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping this afternoon.


Ronald Espartinez