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Gov't allots P11.8-M for President Aquino's attendance at the 26th ASEAN Summit in Malaysia
 

The government has earmarked about P11.8 million for President Benigno S. Aquino III’s participation in the 26th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi in Malaysia from April 26 to 28, Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. said on Sunday.

President Aquino left this morning via a chartered flight accompanied by Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima, Socio-Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan, Press Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr., Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras, Mindanao Development Authority Secretary Luwalhati Antonino, Presidential Management Staff Chief Julia Andrea Abad and Presidential Protocol Chief Celia Anna Feria.

Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario, Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Soliman and Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo, who are also part of the Philippine delegation, are now in Malaysia.

The amount covers expenses for transportation, accommodation, food, equipment and other requirements of the Chief Executive and his 64-member delegation.

“President Aquino’s participation to the 26th ASEAN Summit is important as the region gears toward the creation of an ASEAN Community, which is envisioned to provide new opportunities for the peoples of this region, including the Philippines,” Ochoa said.

During the two-day gathering of the region’s leaders, President Aquino is set to attend the plenary session, take part in the ASEAN Leaders' interface with representatives of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly, and join other heads of state and government in meetings with the ASEAN Business Advisory Council, the ASEAN Youth and the Civil Society Organizations, among others.
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President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech at the 29th Founding Anniversary of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) at the PSG Grandstand, Malacañang Park in Manila City on Tuesday (March 10). This year's celebration has for its theme: “Kalasag ng Pangulo: Kaagapay Tungo sa Pag-Unlad at Malawakang Pagbabago.” The PSG is the lead agency tasked in providing security to the President of the Philippines and the First Family, as well as visiting Heads of States and diplomats. Also in photo is PCOO Sec. Sonny Coloma. (Photo by Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau) 

 
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