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Aquino in US to secure overseas remittances

The president of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino, is visiting the United States.

This is the first time he has travelled abroad since taking power. The trip to New York and San Francisco is important to secure US investment and create jobs.

But the tour is also designed to make sure expat Filipinos keep sending much of their salaries home.

Kate McGeown reports from Manila.

  • 21 Sep 2010
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