Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Cuba ~ Philippines 1975


Visit to the Republic of Cuba
by First Lady Imelda Marcos
hosted by First Secretary of the Communist Party & Prime Minister Fidel Castro 
& President Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado 
Aug, 1975

















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  His Excellency Fidel Castro
First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba 
1961 to 2011
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Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba
1959 to 1976
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President of the Republic of Cuba
1976 to 2008

 His Excellency Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado
President of the Republic of Cuba
1959 to 1976




Thursday, June 23, 2016

Philippines ~ Vietnam (South) 1958


 State Visit to the Philippines
by President Ngo Dinh Diem of Vietnam (South)
hosted by President Carlos Garcia & First Lady Leonila Garcia
March 1958

Pres.Ngo Dinh Diem is welcomed by
Pres Carlos Garcia & other dignitaries at Manila Airport

Pres.Ngo Dinh Diem is greeted by Foreign Affairs Sec.Felixberto Serrano
Manila Airport

Pres.Ngo Dinh Diem & Pres Garcia during
the welcome ceremony at Manila Airport

Pres.Ngo Dinh Diem & Pres Garcia inspecting
the honor guards at Manila Airport

Pres.Ngo Dinh Diem delivering his arrival speech
Manila Airport

Pres.Ngo Dinh Diem delivering his arrival speech
Manila Airport

Pres.Ngo Dinh Diem & Pres Garcia leaving
Manila Airport

Motorcade Escolta, Manila

First Lady Leonila Garcia greets Pres.Ngo Dinh Diem
upon his arrival at Malacañang Palace

Pres.Ngo Dinh Diem & Pres Garcia
Malacañang Palace

Pres.Ngo Dinh Diem conferred the Vietnamese
highest decoration Kim Khanh
at Malacañang Palace

Kim Khanh Medal of the Republic of Vietnam


Pres.Ngo Dinh Diem lays a wreath at the tomb of Dr. Jose Rizal
Luneta Park, Manila

Pres.Ngo Dinh Diem lays a wreath at the tomb of the
late Pres.Ramon Magsaysay at Manila North Cemetery

Pres.Ngo Dinh Diem conferring Kim Khanh on
Oscar Arellano for his accomplishment as a leader
of "Operation Brotherhood"

Pres.Ngo Dinh Diem is given a painting by Pres.Garcia while
Vice-Pres Macapagal looks on,during the
State Dinner at Malacañang Palace

Pres.Ngo Dinh Diem greets Pres.& Mrs.Garcia during
a dinner given by Pres.Ngo at Forbes Park

Pres.Ngo Dinh Diem with Senate Pres.Eulogio Rodriguez
& House Speaker Daniel Romualdez at the
joint session of Congress

Pres.Ngo Dinh Diem addressing the joint session
of Congress

Pres.Ngo Dinh Diem & Pres Garcia at the president's
Bohol Avenue residence

Pres.Ngo Dinh Diem is given a militay honor during
his visit at the University of the Philippines Diliman campus

Pres.Ngo Dinh Diem inspecting honor guards at
Camp Murphy


Pres.Ngo Dinh Diem with Defense Sec.Jesus Vargas,
Foreign Sec.Felixberto Serrano &
Lt.Gen.Alfonso Arellano saluting the colors

Pres.Ngo Dinh Diem is conferred by the University of Sto Tomas
the degree Doctor of Law, honoris causa given by
vice-grand chancellor Silvestre Sancho

Pres.Ngo Dinh Diem greets former Pres Emilio Aguinaldo
& his wife during a reception at the Fiesta Pavillion of
Manila Hotel.

Pres.Garcia bids farewell to Pres.Ngo Dinh Diem
during the departure ceremony at Manila Airport

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His Excellency Ngo Dinh Diem
President of the Republic of Vietnam (South)
1955 to 1963



Saturday, May 14, 2016

United States ~ Philippines 1986


Official Visit to the United States of America
by President Corazon Aquino
hosted by President Ronald Reagan
Sep.1986

Departure Manila Airport

Pres.Corazon Aquino welcomed by California Governor George Deukmejian & his wife, Gloria at  San Francisco Airport .Mrs.Aquino stopped in San Francisco briefly before continuing to Washington.


Pres.Corazon Aquino waves to a crowd at 
San Francisco Airport as she boards Air Force Two for a fight to Washington.

Pres.Corazon Aquino waves as she is escorted by Secretary of State George Shultz
 upon arrival in Washington, D.C.

Pres.Corazon Aquino welcomed by Secretary of State George Shultz
 in Washington, D.C.

Pres.Corazon Aquino welcomed by Secretary of State George Shultz
  in Washington, D.C.

Pres.Corazon Aquino arrival in Washington, D.C.

Pres.Corazon Aquino welcomed by Secretary of State George Shultz
  in Washington, D.C.

Pres. Corazon Aquino meeting with Vice Pres.George Bush Sr.

Pres. Corazon Aquino meeting with Vice Pres.George Bush Sr.

Pres.Corazon Aquino, along with her daughter Veil & Ambassador Emmanuel Pelaez attend Mass at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Pres Corazon Aquino salutes the Tomb of the Unknowns Soldiers in 
Arlington National Cemetery,Virginia


Pres.Corazon Aquino lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington
National Cemetery, Virginia

Pres.Corazon Aquino lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington
National Cemetery, Virginia

Pres.Corazon Aquino lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington
National Cemetery, Virginia

Pres.Corazon Aquino lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington
National Cemetery, Virginia

Pres Corazon Aquino salutes the Tomb of the Unknowns Soliders at Arlington 
National Cemetery, Virginia

Pres. Corazon Aquino meeting with Pres. Ronald Reagan in the
Oval Office at the White House

Pres. Corazon Aquino meeting with Pres. Ronald Reagan in the
Oval Office at the White House

Pres. Corazon Aquino meeting with Pres. Ronald Reagan in the
Oval Office at the White House

Pres. Corazon Aquino meeting with Pres. Ronald Reagan in the
Oval Office at the White House

Pres. Corazon Aquino meeting with Pres. Ronald Reagan in the
Oval Office at the White House

Pres. Corazon Aquino and Pres. Ronald Reagan 
White House.

Pres. Corazon Aquino and Pres. Ronald Reagan 
White House.

Pres.Corazon Aquino is escorted by Pres. Ronald Reagan to the White House lawn area after
 a 45-minute one-on-one meeting and a working lunch.

Pres.Corazon Aquino is escorted by Pres. Ronald Reagan to the White House South Lawn

Pres.Corazon Aquino is escorted by Pres. Ronald Reagan to the White House South Lawn

Pres. Ronald Reagan delivering his statement during the departing ceremonies for
Pres. Corazon Aquino at the White House South Lawn

Pres. Ronald Reagan delivering his statement during the departing ceremonies for
Pres. Corazon Aquino at the White House South Lawn

Pres.Corazon Aquino delivering her response statement during the departing ceremonies for
her at the White House South Lawn

Pres.Corazon Aquino & Pres.Reagan during departure ceremonies on the 
South Lawn of the White House, 

Secretary of State George Shultz & his wife Helena hosted a dinner for Pres.Corazon Aquino
at the State Department in Washington.

Secretary of State George Shultz & his wife Helena hosted a dinner for Pres.Corazon Aquino
at the State Department in Washington.

Secretary of State George Shultz & his wife Helena hosted a dinner for Pres.Corazon Aquino
at the State Department in Washington.

Secretary of State George Shultz & his wife Helena hosted a dinner for Pres.Corazon Aquino
at the State Department in Washington.

Secretary of State George Shultz & his wife Helena hosted a dinner for Pres.Corazon Aquino
at the State Department in Washington.

Secretary of State George Shultz & his wife Helena hosted a dinner for Pres.Corazon Aquino
at the State Department in Washington.

Secretary of State George Shultz & his wife Helena hosted a dinner for Pres.Corazon Aquino
at the State Department in Washington.

Secretary of State George Shultz & his wife Helena hosted a dinner for Pres.Corazon Aquino
at the State Department in Washington.

Secretary of State George Shultz & his wife Helena hosted a dinner for Pres.Corazon Aquino
at the State Department in Washington.

Secretary of State George Shultz & his wife Helena hosted a dinner for Pres.Corazon Aquino
at the State Department in Washington.

Secretary of State George Shultz & his wife Helena hosted a dinner for Pres.Corazon Aquino
at the State Department in Washington.
Secretary Shultz is wearing a Cory doll

Secretary of State George Shultz & his wife Helena hosted a dinner for Pres.Corazon Aquino
at the State Department in Washington.



Pres.Corazon Aquino at the US Congress
(Video Credit -Youtube by RTVMalacanang)

Pres.Corazon Aquino receives a standing welcome as she enters the House Chambers before addressing a joint session of Congress.Following Mrs. Aquino is House Majority leader Jim Wright, Senate Majority Leader Robert Dole & Senate Minority Leader Robert Byrd 

Pres.Corazon Aquino shakes hands with House Speaker Thomas O’Neill

Pres.Corazon Aquino gives the Philippine "people power" revolution sign before
addressing the joint session of the US Congress

Pres.Corazon Aquino addressing the joint session of the US Congress

Pres.Corazon Aquino addressing the joint session of the US Congress

Pres.Corazon Aquino addressing the joint session of the US Congress

Pres.Corazon Aquino at the US Congress


Pres.Corazon Aquino at the US Congress

Pres.Corazon Aquino at the US Congress

Pres.Corazon Aquino at the US Congress

Pres.Corazon Aquino at the US Congress

Pres.Corazon Aquino at the US Congress

Pres.Corazon Aquino at the US Congress


Pres.Corazon Aquino with Peace Corps Director Loret Miller Ruppe, Mrs. Aquino addressed a session of the 25th anniversary, national conference of returned Peace Corps volunteers  in Washington.

Pres. Corazon Aquino waves to a crowd at New York's City Hall, flanked by
New York State Governor Mario Cuomom & New York City Mayor Ed Koch.

Pres. Corazon Aquino & New York Mayor Ed Koch at the City Hall

Pres. Corazon Aquino at New York University

Pres. Corazon Aquino at New York University

Pres. Corazon Aquino at New York University

Pres Corazon Aquino arrival at Boston Airport  


Pres.Corazon Aquino welcomed by Boston Mayor Raymond Flynn ,Senator John Kerry &
Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis on her arrival at Boston  Airport.


Pres.Corazon Aquino is greeted with a bouquet of flowers by 11 year old Stephanie Aguilar
upon arrival at Boston  Airport.

 Pres Corazon Aquino with Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis & 
Boston Mayor Raymond Flynn while the National Anthem is played


Pres Corazon Aquino speaks with Dr. Benjamin Brown
former director of the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University &
Harvard University Pres.Derek Bok  prior to a lunch hosted 
by Pres.Bok and Radcliffe College Pres.Matina Horner at Harvard University 


Pres. Corazon Aquino making an address at Harvard University ,Massachusetts

Pres. Corazon Aquino gives the Philippine "people power" revolution sign to a crowd at 
Harvard University after delivering her address, 
with her is Radcliffe College Pres.Matina Horner

Pres.Corazon Aquino speaks at a reception at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston
with her are Senator Edward Kennedy & Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg

Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg presents Pres. Corazon Aquino with a bust of her father
Pres John F. Kennedy, during a reception at John F. Kennedy Memorial Library


Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg presents Pres. Corazon Aquino with a bust of her father
Pres John F. Kennedy, during a reception at John F. Kennedy Memorial Library

Pres. Corazon Aquino with a bust of Pres John F. Kennedy, during a reception
at John F. Kennedy Memorial Library


Pres.Corazon Aquino with Senator Edward Kennedy
during a reception at John F. Kennedy Memorial Library

Pres.Corazon Aquino holding a ceremonial gift of 1-2-3- Lotus software presented to her when she visited the headquarters of Lotus Development Corporation.


Pres.Corazon Aquino with Cardinal Bernard Law at Boston University  where she received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. The university’s President John Silber appears in background.

Pres.Corazon Aquino addressing Boston University

Pres.Corazon Aquino receiving an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Boston University

Pres. Corazon Aquino addressing a banquet held in her honor in New York Hilton Hotel. At right is Joseph M. Saggese, co-chairman of the Dinner and Trustee, Pres.& CEO of the Economic Club of New York, Borden World Trade, Inc. 

Pres. Corazon Aquino waves upon leaving her former home in Newton, Massachusetts. Newton is where Aquino last lived with her husband, Benigno, before his assassination. 

Pres. Corazon Aquino during Mass said by Cardinal Bernard Law at St. Ignatius Church
in Newton, Massachusetts.

Pres.Corazon Aquino receives Holy Communion from Cardinal Bernard Law during Mass at St. Ignatius Church in Newton, Massachusetts.

Pres.Corazon Aquino poses with her classmates from Mount St. Vincent College in New York during a reunion visit to the school. In a ceremony at South Hall, Mrs.Aquino accepted the college’s highest honor, the Elizabeth Seton Medal.

Pres.Corazon Aquino addressing Mount St. Vincent College in New York
 during a reunion visit to the school

Pres.Corazon Aquino with Senator Nancy Kassebaum & Senator Edward Kennedy at New York’s Pierre Hotel after she received the Lawyer’s Committee For Human Rights Award .The committee is a US based public interest law center that monitors, investigates and reports human rights throughout the world.

Pres.Corazon Aquino & Fordham University Pres. John O’Hare

Pres. Corazon Aquino at Fordham University in New York

Pres. Corazon Aquino speaks to a crowd of 8,000 cheering Filipino-Americans at New York’s Fordham University . Mrs. Aquino received an honorary doctor of laws degree.

Pres. Corazon Aquino received an honorary doctor of laws degree.
from Fordham University in New York

Pres. Corazon Aquino at Fordham University in New York 

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Pres. Corazon Aquino before addressing the United Nations General Assembly.

Pres. Corazon Aquino addressing the United Nations General Assembly,behind her are U.N. Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, U.N. General Assembly Pres. Humayun Rasheed Choudhury, and Under-secretary General William Buffum.

Pres. Corazon Aquino addressing the United Nations General Assembly

Pres. Corazon Aquino addressing the United Nations General Assembly

Pres. Corazon Aquino addressing the United Nations General Assembly

Pres. Corazon Aquino addressing the United Nations General Assembly

Pres. Corazon Aquino addressing the United Nations General Assembly

Pres. Corazon Aquino with United Nations Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar

Pres.Corazon Aquino addressing the Asia Society 


Pres. Corazon Aquino at the University of California, Berkeley campus

Pres. Corazon Aquino at the University of California, Berkeley campus

 Pres Corazon Aquino receiving the Berkeley Medal
the highest honor of the campus, from Chancellor Ira Michael Heyman. 


Pres Corazon Aquino addressing the University of California Berkeley 
campus to a crowd estimated at 8,500

Pres.Corazon Aquino talks to a fifth grade class at
San Francisco’s John Swett Alternative School.

Fifth graders of the John Swett Alternative School sing and act out a song for
 Pres.Corazon Aquino during her visit to the school 

Fifth graders of the John Swett Alternative School sing and act out a song for
 Pres.Corazon Aquino during her visit to the school 

Pres. Corazon Aquino makes a presentation of artwork done by children of the Philippines 
to children at San Francisco’s John Swett Alternative School. Holding the art with her is 
Manila Mayor Mel Lopez. 

San Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein & Pres.Corazon Aquino look toward the dome of San Francisco’s City Hall and applaud during ceremonies honoring the president.
Mayor Feinstein presented Mrs.Aquino a key to the city.


Pres.Corazon Aquino waves to a crowd in San Francisco as she arrived for a fund raising dinner sponsored by San Francisco’s Filipino American Committee.

Arrival Manila Airport

Arrival Manila Airport

Arrival Manila Airport


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 The Honorable Ronald Reagan
President of the United States of America
1981 to 1989