Music Room, Malacañan Palace
26 August 2015
President Benigno S. Aquino III received Admiral Henry B. Harris, Jr., Commander of the United States Pacific Command (USPACOM), in a courtesy call in Malacañang.
USPACOM is one of six geographic Unified Combatant Commands of the United States Armed Forces with approximately 360,000 military and civilian personnel assigned to its area of responsibility. It is committed to enhancing stability in the Asia-Pacific region by promoting security cooperation, encouraging peaceful development, responding to contingencies, and deterring aggression.
Also present in the call were U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Philip S. Goldberg, Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Albert Del Rosario, National Defense (DND) Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya, and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Hernando Iriberri.