These photos speak for themselves as US President Barack Obama visits my country for the very first time. Despite a jampacked schedule, I’m pretty sure he will enjoy his brief State Visit here.
Please have a sample of our delicious Philippine Mangoes ^_^
At the NAIAirport
Four minutes early 1:26PM
Welcome & Mabuhay!
“I thank President Aquino and the people of the Philippines welcoming me. May America’s oldest alliance in Asia always be renewed by our friendship and mutual respect.” — US President Barack Obama 4.28.14
Bayanihan — U.S. President Barack Obama and Philippine President Benigno Aquino III reiterated the strong bilateral relationship of the two countries during a joint press conference at the Malacañan Palace. — Text from US Embassy in Manila (Facebook Page)
April 29, 2014
COMET E-Jeepney Launch
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to Global Electric Transportation (GET) officers aboard the COMET, City Optimized Managed Electric Transport. The vehicle, an updated, electric version on the traditional Philippine Jeepney, uses lithium ion batteries with the goal of reducing pollution while also being cost-efficient. – Text from US Embassy in Manila (Facebook Page)
At Philippine Army Gym
Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
In his speech in front of U.S. and Filipino soldiers at Fort Bonifacio, U.S. President Barack Obama reaffirmed the alliance between the two countries. The President also remembered the longstanding history of partnership which both Filipinos and Americans continue to stand shoulder-to-shoulder – “balikatan” – in times of war and natural disasters. He paid tribute to the veterans of war as well as servicemen who helped during typhoon #Yolanda. — Text from US Embassy in Manila (Facebook Page)
At the American Cemetery