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Singapore President honors Rizal

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 10:42 AM April 03, 2014

Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam (center L) receives arrival honors as he walks with Philippine Air Force Chief, Lieutenant General Lauro Catalino Dela Cruz at the airport on his first state visit to Manila on April 2, 2014. Tan is scheduled to meet with Philippine President Benigno Aquino and will visit the central Philippine regions that were devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. AFP

MANILA, Philippines—Singapore  President Tony Tan Keng Yam and his state delegation on Thursday offered a wreath in honor of Dr. Jose Rizal at the Luneta Park in Manila. The wreath-laying ceremony was witnessed by Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada and other Manila officials.

Tan, who is in a four-day state visit to the Philippines, will then proceed to Malacañang for a state luncheon with President Benigno Aquino III.

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Tan will discuss with Aquino matters of mutual concerns, including cooperative activities in defense, trade, and investment and the Filipino community in Singapore among others.

Tan and his official delegation will also fly to Basey town in Samar to provide further assistance to the survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan).

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