MANILA, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Philippine President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos is scheduled to visit Indonesia and Singapore next month in his first overseas trips since taking office on June 30, Press Secretary Rose Beatrix Cruz-Angeles said on Friday.
In a virtual news conference, Angeles said Marcos will be in Indonesia from Sept. 4 to 6 and in Singapore from Sept. 6 to 7.
Like the Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore are members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which also includes Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.
In addition, according to remarks made earlier by the Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel Romualdez, Marcos will possibly visit the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York for attending the UN General Assembly in September. ■