On July 3, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain continued her official visit to the Philippines.
The day began with Her Majesty visiting the Escuela Taller Technical School funded by the Agencia Española de Cooperacion Internacional para el Desarollo (AECID). Afterward, the queen visited the National Library and National Museum in Manila, and much more.
In the evening, President Benigno S. Aquino III hosted a gala dinner at Malacañang Palace in her honor. Guests included government officials as well as local VIPs. During the dinner, Her Majesty Queen Sofia gave a speech in which she:
… expressed her government’s desire to ‘reintroduce and reintegrate’ the Spanish language in the Philippine educational curriculum.
‘I wish to emphasize the support we gave to the educational sector and particularly the efforts of the Department of Education for successfully making into reality the reintroduction of Spanish language in the public educational system…’
This afternoon, July 4, Her Majesty and her delegation visited Camalig North Central School and the Camalig Evacuation Center for Natural Disasters (also funded by the Agencia Española de Cooperacion Internacional para el Desarollo (AECID) in Legaspi City.
Visiting the Escuela Taller Technical School
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Sources: Philippine Star, Casa de Su Majestad el Rey and RTVM