MANILA, Philippines—The sultan of Brunei Haji Hassanal Bolkiah flew in Monday for a 24-hour state visit to the Philippines, ahead of next week’s 22nd summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in Brunei.
The sultan arrived at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 on a private flight around 3:40 p.m. He disembarked from the Royal Brunei airbus to a red-carpet welcome from Vice President Jejomar Binay, among other VIPs.
A copy of his itinerary released to the media by the Presidential Communication Operations Office showed that Bolkiah will begin his official activities at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, with a wreath-laying at the Rizal monument at Rizal Park. Bolkiah will then motor to Malacañang to pay a courtesy call on President Aquino…
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