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MANILA, Philippines - The government is spending P87.1 million for President Benigno Aquino III’s official trips to the United Kingdom and the United States, Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. said on Monday.
Aquino left Monday afternoon for London via a chartered Philippine Airlines flight along with an 89-member delegation as official guest of Britain from June 4 to 6.
Aquino will proceed to the US for a working visit from June 6 to 8 on the invitation of President Barack Obama.
Joining the official delegation are Foreign Secretary Albert Del Rosario, Transportation and Communications Secretary Manuel Roxas II, Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo, Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez, Energy Secretary Rene Almendras and Communications Development Secretary Ramon Carandang.
Ochoa said the expenses cover accommodation, telecommunications, transportation, food and equipment, among others, for the President and his official party.