AGES Aviation Center, Balagbag Ramp, Pasay City
30 January 2016

President Benigno S. Aquino III bade farewell to Their Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan at the end of their five-day State Visit to the Philippines.

This is President Aquino’s second attendance in a departure ceremony since Pope Francis’ State Visit and Apostolic Journey to the Philippines on January 2015.

Also present were the President’s sister Mrs. Pinky Abellada, Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Secretary Joseph Emilio ‘Jun’ Abaya, and Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio ‘Babes’ Singson.