Vice President Binay flying to Malaysia, US


Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Vice President Jejomar Binay is leaving for Malaysia on Sunday on an official working visit. Afterward he will proceed to the United States to attend a housing finance conference and Philippine Independence Day celebrations.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Binay will be the guest of honor and keynote speaker at the Philippines-Malaysia Investment Partnership Forum on May 29.

The Vice President is scheduled to meet with top Malaysian officials, namely, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Minister of International Trade and Industry YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Bin Mohamed and Minister of Foreign Affairs Dato’ Sri Anifah Aman to discuss ways to advance Philippine-Malaysian relations.

He will also meet with former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, the DFA said.

“I am confident that my visit to Malaysia will further strengthen the economic and diplomatic ties between our countries. It is an excellent opportunity to bring the good news about the Philippines to the leaders and ranking officials of Malaysia and to their business community,” Binay said.

While in Malaysia, the Vice President will attend the inauguration of the newly renovated Philippine Embassy. He will also hold meetings with the Scouts Association of Malaysia, Malaysia–Philippines Business Council and the Filipino community.

From Malaysia, Binay will fly to the United States where he has several official activities lined up from May 30 to June 4.

He is slated to be the closing speaker at the 5th Global Housing Finance Conference at World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC, and is expected to meet with World Bank Executive Director Rogerio Studart.

Binay, also the presidential adviser on overseas Filipino workers concerns, will dialogue with the Filipino community of Washington and meet with Ambassador Luis de Baca of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the US Department of State.

From Washington, the Vice President will fly to California where he will be the guest of honor and speaker at the 114th Philippine Independence Day celebration.

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  • JK1000

    Campaign run for OFW’s….Baka magpa paputi sa US bago ang eleksyon

  • Timujin King

    He’s going to the U.S.?  He better be extremely careful there or he might be thrown out of a building into the trash can by a mere security guard mistaken for being a mutant.  Of course, if he gets bawled out and thrown out of a room by a mere FEMALE LOWLIFE RIFFRAFF WHITE FOREIGNER right here in the Philippines, his very own country and territory where he is supposed to be very powerful with absolute impunity, how much more in the U.S. wherein being a mere Filipino he’s regarded by white Americans as a mere nobody.


    SANA naman hindi na siya hanapan pa ng POEA departure card sa NAIA….baka kako mapagkamalang OFW going to Saudi for a welding job.  Mahiya naman sila sa VP ng Makati…ops, I mean PH.

  • Koneksyon

    HE IS SOOOOO not “liked”………..yet HE IS SOOOOOO “soon to be”…….keep the bashing, he keeps the  “edging”…….thus, non-likers, eat dust!…..thence and alas, the Philippines continually stay a disgruntled lot, a broken lot, a divided lot, a hanged-over lot, a confused lot, an undetermined lot, undestined lot…….

  • Koneksyon

    oh, by the by, have a pleasant and successful trip, Mr. Vice-President Jejomar Binay……good luck, shine, break a leg, GODspeed!!

  • kenneth71114

    Good Mr. Vice president, please don’t go to white house avoid talking to “Obama” regarding “panatag shoal” It will not do good for our country. Our President Pnoy should go first in China to talk to Chinese president regarding the “panatag” instead of asking support from “Obama” his visit to White House will add more fire to present situation. Just wait Mr. VP you will be our next president to fight for our right in “panatag”.
    Obama” is for re-election,,Pnoy visit to White House is a big mistake….

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