MR No. 13-0289

Held on February 21, 2013: In the matter of the correction of COMELEC Resolution no. 9640, entitled: “General Instructions for the Board of Election Inspectors (BEI) on the testing and sealing; voting, counting, and transmission of results in connection with the May 13, 2013 national and local elections.

Statement: The Secretary of Foreign Affairs on the bilateral meeting with the Foreign Minister of Japan, January 10, 2013

Today, I had the pleasure of meeting His Excellency Fumio Kishida, the newly-appointed Foreign Minister of Japan. The Philippines is the first country that His Excellency has visited since his appointment as Japan’s foreign minister, for which we are deeply honored. The official visit of Foreign Minister Kishida also reaffirms the strategic partnership between the Philippines and Japan.