PGMA arrives in San Francisco; is welcomed by Consular officials
PGMA arrives in San Francisco; is welcomed by Consular officials

OPS 22 JUNE 2008

SAN FRANCISCO – President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo arrived today on board a Philippine Airlines commercial flight from Manila at exactly 7:30 p.m. (San Francisco time) at the San Francisco International Airport here as she commenced the first leg of her 10-day 3 state working visit to the United States.

The Chief Executive, garbed in an apple green blazer and black pants, was accompanied by First Gentleman, Atty. Jose Miguel Arroyo and other members of her official delegation. They were welcomed by officials of the Philippine Consular Office in San Francisco led by Consul General Marciano Paynor, Jr.

After the simple welcome ceremony, the President was immediately whisked to the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco where she is staying overnight.

The following day, Sunday (June 22), the President flies to Fresno in California to start the first leg of her working visit by visiting the Community Regional Medical Center there.

Shortly upon her arrival at the Medical Center, President Macapagal-Arroyo will be officially welcomed by its president and public affairs director John Taylor.

She will then conduct a brief tour of the center’s medical facilities and will also have a brief interaction with the Filipino medical professionals working in the area.

Immediately after a photo opportunity with the Filipino medical professionals, the President will then proceed to the Fresno International Convention Center, where she will attend a Mass with the members of the Filipino community.

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