2 July 2013
President Benigno S. Aquino III conferred the Order of Sikatuna with the Rank of Datu (Katangiang Ginto) to United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Ambassador Stephen Lillie in a farewell call held in Malacañang.
His Excellency Ambassador Lillie received the Grand Cross (Gold Distinction) in appreciation of his steadfast endeavours to strengthen the foundation and strategic relations between the two countries. He also contributed in the promotion of trade and investment and innovative approaches for public diplomacy through the use of print media, which enhanced the appreciation and understanding of the two countries’ cultural differences.
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