Statement of Press Secretary Jesus Dureza
Statement of Press Secretary Jesus Dureza

OPS U.S. Visit 2008

WASHINGTON D.C. — “US Ambassador to the Philippines Kristie Kelley, who is in Washington DC, just informed me that a US Navy ship is now steaming towards the general area where the Sulpicio Lines vessel had capsized to assist in the search and rescue operations.

Coordination with the AFP is ongoing.

The US vessel is expected to be on site within the next 15 hours.

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who just landed with her party in Washington DC, has been closely monitoring the developments.

After presiding over an early-dawn NDCC meeting via video-conference facilities from Fresno, California, she intends to call for another round of updating soon after she settles down here in the US capital.

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