Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s East Asian and Pacific Affairs Subcommittee and a member of the Select Committee on Intelligence, today concluded his official visit to the Philippines. As part of a week-long trip to Asia, Rubio will make his final stop in South Korea.
After Rubio visited Tacloban to tour ongoing recovery efforts after Typhoon Haiyan, Rubio returned to Manila today. While in Manila, he met with government officials in the region, including President Benigno Aquino III, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert del Rosario and Congressman Manny Pacquiao, to discuss economic and security issues. A picture of Rubio and President Aquino can be viewed at @govph, the official Twitter account of Malacanang Palace.
In addition to Monday’s and Tuesday’s activities, more trip updates can be found at @MarcoRubio, Rubio’s personal Twitter account. Below are photos from Rubio’s visit to the Philippines (the pictures can be viewed in higher quality here):
Rubio meets with Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert del Rosario:
Rubio meets with Congressman Manny Pacquiao:
Rubio visits with Marines outside the U.S. Embassy in Manila:
Rubio visits with Florida constituents outside the U.S. Embassy in Manila:
Rubio visits Manila American Cemetery, where more than 17,000 American soldiers are buried:
Note: Photo credit for the picture at Manila American Cemetery is given to the American Battle Monuments Commission. All other photos can be credited to the office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio.