Nov 12, 2009

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Visits Marikina City

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Malanday National High School during her short trip to the Philippines. Malanday was one of the barangays severely hit by the floods brought about by Typhoon Ondoy.

Hillary Clinton, who has last visited the Philippines in 1996, wanted to see first hand the after effect of the typhoon to Marikina residents. As part of her visit, she announced that the US will be giving a $5.2 million donation as disaster aid.

Her Philippine trip is also in tandem with her presence at the APEC summit in Singapore where she will be assisting US president Barack Obama.

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