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    Phl president receives US lawmakers

    PHILIPPINE President Benigno Aquino III received members of a US congressional delegation during a courtesy call in Malacañang Palace on Friday.
    The US delegation included Sen. Ronald Wyden (D-Oregon), member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence; Sen. Robert Corker (R-Tennessee), ranking member of Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-New Jersey), chairman of Subcommittee on Defense, House Appropriations Committee; Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas), vice chairman of the House Appropriations Committee; Rep. Ken Calvet (R-California), House Appropriations Committee; and Rep. Jim Moran (D-Virginia), House Appropriations Committee.
    The American legislators were accompanied by US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg.
    Also present were Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras, Presidential Management Staff chief Julia Abad, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima, and National Economic and Development Authority Director General Arsenio Balisacan.

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