French President Hollande leaves Manila

By RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 28 2015 12:07 AM | Updated as of Feb 28 2015 08:07 AM

MANILA -- French President Francois Hollande and his delegation left for France Friday night, wrapping a 2-day state visit to the Philippines.

Hollande's second day in the country was busy, spent mostly in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, where he visited communities affected by Typhoon Yolanda.

Hollande returned to Manila around 4 p.m., missing his original schedule by an hour. He proceeded to the French school Eurocampus for the reception of the local French community.

After that, Hollande went to Villamor Airbase for the departure honors before boarding his official aircraft.

Hollande was sent off by Vice-President Jejomar Binay, Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima, and Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, among other officials.

Hollande boarded his plane shortly before 7 p.m.