Study Room, Malacañan Palace
May 16, 2023

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. received His Excellency Gerard Ho Wei Hong, Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore to the Philippines, in a farewell call at the Study Room in Malacañan Palace.

The Chief Executive conveyed his heartfelt appreciation to Ambassador Ho for all that he has done for the Philippines, noting that increase in trade and investment volumes from Singapore were felt in the country under his Ambassadorship.

He conferred the Order of Sikatuna with the Rank of Datu (Grand Cross) Silver Distinction to the Singaporean envoy in recognition of his significant contributions in strengthening the partnership and overall relations between the Philippines and Singapore.

Among Ambassador Ho’s notable contributions as read in the citation included his support and facilitation of numerous government-to-government cooperation agreements in the areas of economic, security and people-to-people; his efforts to obtain and provide humanitarian assistance to the country in times of natural disasters and during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic; and his initiatives to foster amity and mutual appreciation between the peoples of the Philippines and Singapore, among others.

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