Marcos Jr. reaffirms US ties in first 100 days of presidency


              FILE - President-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.,4th from left, poses with his family including his mother Imelda, 5th from left, during the inauguration ceremony on June 30, 2022 at the National Museum in Manila, Philippines. Marcos Jr. has reaffirmed ties with the United States, the first major power he visited since taking office in June, in a key turnaround from the often-hostile demeanor his predecessor displayed toward Manila's treaty ally. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
            
              FILE - President-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., center, is sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo, left, while his wife Maria Louise Marcos, right, reacts during the inauguration ceremony on June 30, 2022 in Manila, Philippines. Marcos Jr. has reaffirmed ties with the United States, the first major power he visited since taking office in June, in a key turnaround from the often-hostile demeanor his predecessor displayed toward Manila's treaty ally. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
            
              Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., center, rings the bell at the New York Stock Exchange in New York on Sept. 19, 2022. Marcos Jr. has reaffirmed ties with the United States, the first major power he visited since taking office in June, in a key turnaround from the often-hostile demeanor his predecessor displayed toward Manila's treaty ally. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
            
              FILE - Protesters raise their clenched fists as they mark the 50th anniversary of martial law during a rally at the University of the Philippines in Manila, Philippines on Sept. 21, 2022. Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has reaffirmed ties with the United States, the first major power he visited since taking office in June, in a key turnaround from the often-hostile demeanor his predecessor displayed toward Manila's treaty ally. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
            
              FILE - Human rights groups pass by an effigy of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. as they mark the 50th anniversary of martial law at the University of the Philippines in Manila, Philippines on Sept. 21, 2022. Marcos Jr. has reaffirmed ties with the United States, the first major power he visited since taking office in June, in a key turnaround from the often-hostile demeanor his predecessor displayed toward Manila's treaty ally. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
            
              FILE - New Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., center, smiles as Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri, left, and House Speaker Martin Romualdez applauds during his first state of the nation address in Quezon city, Philippines on July 25, 2022. Marcos Jr. has reaffirmed ties with the United States, the first major power he visited since taking office in June, in a key turnaround from the often-hostile demeanor his predecessor displayed toward Manila's treaty ally. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, Pool, File)
            
              Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. gestures during his speech at the 2022 Department of Environment and Natural Resources Multistakeholder Forum in Manila, Philippines, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. Marcos Jr. has reaffirmed ties with the United States, the first major power he visited since taking office in June, in a key turnaround from the often-hostile demeanor his predecessor displayed toward Manila's treaty ally. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
            
              FILE - Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., center right, is greeted after his first state of the nation address in Quezon city, Philippines on July 25, 2022. Marcos Jr. has reaffirmed ties with the United States, the first major power he visited since taking office in June, in a key turnaround from the often-hostile demeanor his predecessor displayed toward Manila's treaty ally. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. speaks during an interview with The Associated Press on Sept. 23, 2022, in New York. Marcos Jr. has reaffirmed ties with the United States, the first major power he visited since taking office in June, in a key turnaround from the often-hostile demeanor his predecessor displayed toward Manila's treaty ally. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson, File)
            
              FILE - President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos Jr. addresses the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters on Sept. 20, 2022. Marcos Jr. has reaffirmed ties with the United States, the first major power he visited since taking office in June, in a key turnaround from the often-hostile demeanor his predecessor displayed toward Manila's treaty ally. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
            
              FILE - U.S. President Joe Biden, right, meets with Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Sept. 22, 2022, in New York. Marcos Jr. has reaffirmed ties with the United States, the first major power he visited since taking office in June, in a key turnaround from the often-hostile demeanor his predecessor displayed toward Manila's treaty ally. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
            
              Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. waves as he arrives at the 2022 Department of Environment and Natural Resources Multistakeholder Forum in Manila, Philippines, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. Marcos Jr. has reaffirmed ties with the United States, the first major power he visited since taking office in June, in a key turnaround from the often-hostile demeanor his predecessor displayed toward Manila's treaty ally. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Marcos Jr. reaffirms US ties in first 100 days of presidency