President Benigno S. Aquino III addresses a joint session of the National Diet of Japan.

The President’s Day: June 3, 2015

Today, in the morning, President Benigno S. Aquino III attended the welcoming ceremony with their Majesties the Emperor and Empress at the Imperial Palace. There, he paid a state call on their Majesties the Emperor and Empress. Afterward, the President attended a meet and greet with Messrs. Tsuneo Kita, Chairman of Nikkei Inc. and Naotoshi […]


Message of President Aquino on the occasion of the Philippine International Halal Assembly, June 3, 2015

Your event beckons us to maintain higher standards of excellence in this era of revitalization. The Philippines is on the path to inclusive growth, and with your participation in modernizing enterprise and promoting sound business practice, we will surely achieve our shared goal of lasting prosperity. May this gathering help maintain the quality and versatility of the Halal industry, empower its stakeholders to strengthen our country’s production capabilities, and facilitate enduring partnerships between our businesses and communities.


President Benigno S. Aquino III addresses a joint session of the National Diet of Japan.

Speech of President Aquino before the joint session of the National Diet of Japan

President Aquino: Your honors, like the Japanese people, we Filipinos place great value in long-term friendships. Indeed, our relations have been described as “a friendship of two suns.” I am confident that, as we deepen our engagement, our combined light will shine even more brightly upon our peoples and our region.


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Speech of President Aquino at the Nikkei 21st International Conference on the Future of Asia – Special Session

President Aquino: The Future of Asia, and the future of the world as we know it, rests on the ability of nations to identify, maximize, and broaden the pathways that connect us all. I believe the relationship between Japan and the Philippines is one of the best examples on how to do this. Ours is a friendship that spans not just a single sector, but the entire landscape of our interests as nations.