Villamor Airbase, Pasay City
April 2, 2012

President Benigno S. Aquino III left the country for a two day visit to Cambodia to attend the 20th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit. This is the first foreign visit of the President for the year and his first visit to the Cambodia.

In his speech, the President said that he will raise issues affecting the region like drugs. He said that he will suggest for an ASEAN Human Rights Declaration and the creation of the ASEAN Coordinating Center for Humanitarian Assistance. He also plans to strengthen cooperation for a more effective Disaster Risk Reduction and Management. President Aquino also said that he will also push for a peaceful advocacy to protect the integrity of our territory and ask for the mplementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in th South China Sea.