Philippines President to Highlight Corruption Fight During US Visit

Posted September 18th, 2011 at 11:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Philippine President Benigno Aquino arrives Monday in the United States on a five-day visit to seek investments and promote his government's anti-corruption efforts.

Mr. Aquino plans to speak in New York Tuesday to the Open Government Partnership — an international initiative to promote greater transparency and accountability in government. He is also expected to attend the World Bank and International Monetary Fund conferences in Washington.

Among other activities, Mr. Aquino will meet with business leaders to seek investments and receive an honorary degree at New York's Fordham University.

Mr. Aquino will address the Open Government Partnership at the invitation of U.S. President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. The president had made the fight against his nation's entrenched corruption a hallmark of his administration.