8 months PH government conveys gratitude to Japanese emperor MB
By Roy Mabasa  The Philippine government on Tuesday extended its “deepest gratitude” to Japanese Emperor Akihito for his invaluable role in advocating peace during his three-decade reign and for fostering goodwill and friendship between Manila and Tokyo. “As the Heisei era draws to a close, the Government and people of the Philippines convey their sincerest best wishes for the good health and well-being of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress,” the Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. The Japanese Emperor was the first member of the Japanese Imperial Household to visit the Philippines on two separate occasions – ... more