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05/10/2010: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PRESIDENT'S VISIT TO SAN JOSE AND SAN FRANCISCO

Click on the link www.rtvm.gov.ph to view the President's videos and speeches during his successful visit to San Jose and San Francisco on September 25-26, 2010.

Photo below shows H.E. President Benigno S. Aquino swarmed by members of the Filipino community during his visit to Season's Marketplace in Milpitas on September 25, Saturday.  Season's Marketplace is a mall that houses Filipino restaurants such as Max's, Goldilocks, Tokyo Tokyo, Yellow Cab, and Chowking, among others.  During his visit, a consular outreach mission was also conducted by the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco to provide consular services to Kababayans in the area.  (Photo credit:  Jay Morales/ Malacanang Photo Bureau, available at www.gov.ph)

After his business meetings with major investors, the President made a brief appearance at the "We are One" rally of the Filipino-American youth celebrating their cultural heritage.  The President capped his Saturday events with his attendance at the Gala of the Philippine Development Foundation, where he encouraged the business leaders, academic experts, technopreneurs and the Filipino community at large to help the Philippines become an engine of innovation and entrepreneurship.

On Sunday, September 26, the visit of the President was culminated with a thanksgiving mass of the Filipino community at the Basilica of the Mission Dolores Parish Church in San Francisco.  The President thanked the community for their support and prayers and asked them to continue to pray for him and the entire nation in efforts towards nation-building. END