Malacañan Palace
15 July 2014

President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomes World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim to discuss initiatives that will further support the Philippines’ plans on addressing poverty, as well as the nation’s preparedness on disasters and calamities.

It is Dr. Kim’s first visit and will stay in the country for two days. Yesterday, he visited selected areas in Leyte to personally witness the ongoing rehabilitation efforts months after Typhoon Yolanda ravaged Eastern Visayas.