Gov’t Spends P14.8-M for President
Aquino’s US Visit
The government spent P14.8 million for President Benigno S. Aquino III’s visit to the US, where he addressed a global summit on climate change organized by the United Nations and sat down with business leaders to discuss the investment and tourism potential of the Philippines, Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. said last week.
President Aquino departed Berlin, Germany, the last stop in his eight-day working visit to Europe for Boston for a four-day visit that begun on September 20. He was in New York on September 22.
President Aquino was joined in his US by members of his official family, namely, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario, Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima, Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo, Socio-economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan, Presidential Assistant on Climate Change Secretary Mary Ann Lucille Sering, Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras, Press Secretary Herminio Coloma, Presidential Management Staff Chief Julia Andrea Abad, Presidential Protocol Chief Celia Anna Feria, Undersecretary Manuel Quezon III and Undersecretary Rochelle Ahorro. /MP