15 February 2016

President Benigno S. Aquino III arrived at exactly 9:01 in the morning at Palm Springs International Airport in California together with the members of the Philippine delegation which includes Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras, Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima, Presidential Management Staff Secretary Julia Abad and Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma.

The President is set to participate at the Special US-ASEAN Summit to be held in Sunnylands at the city of Rancho Mirage together with the nine other Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders and United States President Barack Obama who is hosting the meeting.

President Aquino was welcomed at the airport by Philippine Ambassador to the United States of America (USA) Jose L. Cuisia Jr. and Consul General Leo Herrera Lim.

From the airport, the President went straight to Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa where he will stay until the summit concludes on February 16.

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