PNoy invites Obama to visit Philippines

By Nadia Trinidad, ABS-CBN North America Bureau Chief

Posted at Sep 21 2011 05:02 PM | Updated as of Sep 22 2011 01:03 AM

NEW YORK - President Benigno S. Aquino III has invited United States President Barack Obama to visit the Philippines during their brief meeting after the formal launch of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) held at the Waldorf Astoria hotel.
 
The Philippines joined 45 other countries in launching the OGP, a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.
 
President Aquino told reporters here that he extended the invite to President Obama at the conclusion of the formal launch.

He said President Obama congratulated him for his success in instilling government reforms to end corruption and going after the corrupt themselves.