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24 November 2017

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US Lawmakers visit Manila

us-lawmakersFrom the Philippine Star:

MANILA, Philippines – Several American lawmakers yesterday expressed regret
over the incident involving the grounding of a US Navy warship in Tubbataha
Reef.

The trade delegation from the US Congress led by Representatives Ed Royce of California, Tom Marino of Pennsylvania, Vernon Buchanan of Florida, Matt Salmon of Arizona and Eliot Engel of the 16th District of New York met with President Aquino at Malacañang yesterday.

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said there was not much discussion on the Tubbataha Reef incident since the lawmakers came to visit as a trade delegation.

Lacierda said the US lawmakers did not in any way intervene for the crew of the USS Guardian.

“There was no appeal of that sort. It was just a discussion of a number of things, among which is the expression of regret over what happened in Tubbataha Reef,” Lacierda said.

AGES Aviation Center, Inc. provided full ground handling support to the US trade delegation.