President Benigno Aquino 3rd left for Singapore on Tuesday morning for a packed two-day working visit on board a chartered Philippine Air Lines flight.
He is joined by Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo, Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima and Socio-Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan.
Also with them are Presidential Management Staff chief Julia Andrea Abad, Presidential Protocol chief Celia Anna Feria, palace spokesperson Edwin Lacierda, and Secretary to the Cabinet Jose Rene Almendras.
While in Singapore, Aquino will serve as the keynote speaker at ‘The World in 2015’ gala dinner on Tuesday organized by The Economist.
This marks the first time that a Philippine president will keynote the gala dinner since its inception in 2009.
‘The World in 2015’ is a convention of top public officials and businessmen from different countries who discuss several issues and predictions about the economy for the coming year.
Aquino is set to return on Wednesday night.