On July 5, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain, along with her Spanish delegation, visited Zamboanga City in the Philippines. Upon her arrival at Edwin Andrews Air Base Her Majesty was greeted by the mayor of Zamboanga City, Mr. Celso Lobregat and dozens of local dignitaries as well as government officials.
According to the newspaper, Sun Star Zamboanga, Her Majesty visited the “…Kalinaw and Katilingban Housing Projects in Barangay Sinunuc…” which is another project funded by Agencia Española de Cooperacion Internacional Para el Desarollo (AECID). She also visited the Claret School where she unveiled a new plaque as well as the ”…Don Pablo Lorenzo Memorial High School, the pilot school for the re-introduction of the Spanish language in the Philippine Education System…” Both schools were also built and funded by AECID.
Her Majesty Queen Sofia and her delegation also visited the Fort Pilar Museum, attended a luncheon hosted by Mayor Lobregat, and toured the facilities at the Zamboanga City Medical Center.
And, that’s it.
Sources and photo courtesy of: Casa de Su Majestad el Rey and Sun Star Zamboanga