The President’s Day: May 3, 2016

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Today, President Benigno S. Aquino III visited the province of Iloilo.

President Benigno S. Aquino III is welcomed by Archbishop of Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo during a visit to the Archbishop's residence. (From the Malacañang Photo Bureau)
President Benigno S. Aquino III is welcomed by Archbishop of Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo during a visit to the Archbishop’s residence. (From the Malacañang Photo Bureau)

In the afternoon, at 4:00 p.m., he met with Archbishop Angel Lagdameo, the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Jaro. Their meeting was held at the Archbishop’s Palace, on Rizal St., in Jaro, Iloilo City.

President Benigno S. Aquino III witnesses Health Secretary Janette Garin administer the ceremonial immunization of the HPV vaccine. (Photo from the Malacañang Photo Bureau)
President Benigno S. Aquino III witnesses Health Secretary Janette Garin administer the ceremonial immunization of the HPV vaccine. (Photo from the Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Afterward, at 5:00 p.m., he led the national launching of the Expanded Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Community-based Vaccination Program. The ceremony was held at the Kalantiao Hall of the Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center, on General Luna St., Iloilo City.

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the meeting with the local leaders and the community. (From the Malacañang Photo Bureau)
President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the meeting with the local leaders and the community. (From the Malacañang Photo Bureau)

In the evening, at 7:00 p.m., the president met with the local leaders and the community of Iloilo at Plazoleta Gay, on the intersection of J.M. Basa, Iznart, Ledesma, and Arroyo Streets.

The President then stayed overnight in Iloilo before his trip to Davao Oriental and Davao del Sur.