The goverment was up on its feet Saturday night, swaying to the beat of Sergio Mendes and Brasil as President Benigno Aquino 3rd and several members of his cabinet trooped to the Smart Araneta Colisuem to watch the international Bossa Nova star in concert.
Spotted with the President were Sec. Mar Roxas, as well as (not in photo) Secretaries Lila De Lima, Ging Deles, and Butch Abad, including BIR Comissioner Kim Henares among others.
Arriving shortly before the President too were Senate President Frank Drilon with his wife, who took seats in the row in front of the Chief Executives.
Other government officials also spotted by The Manila Times among the well heeled crowd were QC Mayor Herbert Bautista and Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte; Former Caloocan Mayor Echeveri; and Caloocan Congressman Edgar Erice.
A known lover of music, it will be remembered that the President also watched Mendes’ last concert in the Philippines in 2012 where he was first seen publicly dating TV host and radio DJ Grace Lee with whom he had a short lived romance.