PNoy to meet Jessica Sanchez in LA

by Shiela Reyes,

Posted at Jun 04 2012 06:35 PM | Updated as of Jun 06 2012 01:20 AM

MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III will meet with “American Idol” runner-up Jessica Sanchez in Los Angeles on June 10.

"American Idol" runner-up Jessica Sanchez

This was confirmed by Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda after the send-off ceremony for the President on Monday at the NAIA.

Lacierda said the meeting between the President and Sanchez will happen after the dialogue with members of the Filipino community in Los Angeles.

“Bago siya umalis, the last leg is LA. Pagpunta sa LA, meeting with the business groups, meet with Jessica and meet with the Filipino community, then lipad na siya pabalik ng Pilipinas,” Lacierda said.

The Palace was all praises and support for Sanchez when the Filipino-Mexican-American singer competed and finished second on “American Idol.”

Malacañang had said that “throughout her long, arduous journey, people considered Ms. Sanchez a performer imbued with an extraordinary gift of music and heart.”

It added that Sanchez's "American Idol" stint was only the beginning of a great career for the 16-year-old Pinoy.