Philippines committed to start operating sovereign wealth fund this year — Marcos
Philippine President R. Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. said on Thursday that the government is still committed to starting operations of a sovereign wealth fund by year-end.
The government is finding ways to make the fund “as close to perfect and ideal as possible,” Mr. Marcos said in a speech before departing to Riyadh to join the ASEAN-Gulf Cooperation Council Summit.
One of the most important aspects of his trip includes the sovereign wealth fund’s introduction to the world, specifically to Middle Eastern countries, Mr. Marcos said.
Mr. Marcos suspended the implementation of the fund to ensure safeguards are in place. The government touted the fund, which was signed into law in July, as a key driver for the country’s economic growth and infrastructure upgrade plans. — Reuters