PRESIDENT-ELECT Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will attend the upcoming Asia-Pacific Cooperation (Apec) Summit in Thailand in November.

A statement from Marcos’ office stated that the incoming president was personally invited by Thai Chargé d’ Affaires Thawat Sumitmo in his capacity as representative of Thailand, which is the current Apec chair.

“The Thailand government sent its invitation during the courtesy call of Asean ambassadors to Marcos last June 6,” it said.

The summit is scheduled on November 18 and 19, 2022.

The upcoming Apec Summit will be held in person again after three years.

The 2019 Apec Summit, which was supposedly held in Chile, was suspended due to local protest while it was conducted online in 2020 and 2021 due to the coronavirus disease global pandemic. (SunStar Philippines)