SLIDESHOW: Obama in Manila, Day 2


Posted at Apr 29 2014 11:15 PM | Updated as of May 02 2014 10:19 AM

US President Barack Obama capped off his two-day state visit to the country by paying tribute to both American and Filipino soldiers, from those who have long passed to those still in active duty.

Obama first went to Fort Bonifacio in Taguig where he spoke to members of the Philippine armed forces and the US military. Obama praised the men in uniform who helped disaster victims by working side-by-side during typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). He raised hopes the cooperation would continue.

His last stop was the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, the largest cemetery outside the mainland for victims of World War II in Asia and the Pacific.

Nearly 24 hours after landing in the Philippines, Obama took the same way out, via Air Force One, en route to America after his 4-nation swing in Asia.

Here's Obama's second day in Manila, in pictures.