Marcos open to copying state-owned Indonesia mall for MSME products

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By Philstar

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is open to the idea of building a state-owned mall for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), the sector that generates the bulk of the Philippines’ employment.

Speaking to journalists who covered his three-day state visit in Jakarta, Marcos said he was invited by the Indonesian government to a mall where the products of MSMEs are being sold. Indonesian President Joko Widodo toured Marcos and First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos around the Sarinah mall.

“The mall shown to us is owned by the government and all the products being sold inside the mall are local, all of them from MSMEs. If they are already large, they would no longer be allowed in the mall. They would be transferred to a regular mall,” Marcos said in Filipino.

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