President Aquino speaks at the blessing of the Our Lady of Peñafrancia in the Vatican

President Aquino: We are grateful to the Holy See for allowing us to share this devotion with the rest of the Catholic world who embark on pilgrimages to the Vatican, who can now stop and reflect in front of the mosaic image of Our Lady of Peñafrancia

Statement of President Aquino before departing for his trip to France, Italy, and Vatican

Lilipad po tayo ngayon patungong Paris, France upang dumalo sa mga pagtitipon ukol sa mga hamon ng climate change. Sunod naman po tayong tutulak sa Rome, Italy upang makipagpulong sa kanilang mga pinuno, kabilang sina Pangulong Sergio Mattarella at Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

President Aquino’s statement during the joint press conference with the Prime Minister of Japan

President Aquino: There is no question that, more than being Strategic Partners, the Philippines and Japan have a special bond of friendship—one built on a similar belief in placing the welfare of our people front and center.