State of the Nation Address 2023

As we reflect on President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.’s second State of the Nation Address, I want to express my appreciation for his recognition of climate change as a pressing priority. This issue is close to my heart, and I’m pleased to see our government giving the attention it deserves. I also commend the President for his emphasis on the circular economy, blue economy, single-use plastics, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), and livelihood and social services support.

The urgency of climate change cannot be underestimated. By acknowledging its significance, President Marcos Jr. is sending a powerful message that our nation is dedicated to addressing this crisis and securing a sustainable future for our people.

The circular economy and blue economy are vital components in our fight against climate change. They guide us toward resource efficiency, waste reduction, and responsible management of our marine resources. It is refreshing to see the President prioritize these initiatives and recognize their potential to drive economic growth while preserving the environment.

Moreover, the President’s focus on reducing single-use plastics demonstrates a commitment to protecting our environment and ensuring a healthier and cleaner future for future generations.

The Chief Executive’s mention of the RCEP Agreement highlights the economic integration among member states and fosters healthy competition within our industries. This can fuel growth and development for our nation.

Lastly, I truly appreciate the President’s emphasis on supporting livelihoods. To achieve a sustainable future, it is crucial to provide support and opportunities for workers as we transition to eco-friendly practices. This will ensure a fair and equitable transition towards a green and resilient economy.

Looking ahead, I am hopeful that these priorities will translate into bold and comprehensive actions. Let us persist in collaboration, transcending sectors, and political affiliations, to fulfill our shared responsibility in addressing these critical issues for a brighter and more sustainable future for all.