Queen Sofia Takes Philippines By Storm

Queen Sofia has taken the Philippines by storm on her third visit to the country this week. Leaders in the former Spanish colony are giving Her Majesty a warm welcome with full honors wherever she goes.

Queen Sofia with President Benigno Aquino.
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The Queen presided over a meeting about Spanish international aid to the country. She called the Philippines a priority for Spain and said she felt “truly at home.”

Arrival in Legazpi.
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The Queen opened an exhibit at the National Library about Spanish cooperation in the Philippines. She has also visited a school, a workshop and a hospital.

Meeting with students at Refugio School.
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Queen Sofia met with mayors who are working to improve local governance. She’s also promoting the increased teaching of Spanish in the country.

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