The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed the safety of the 296 Filipino crewmembers of the Italian ship. Travel documents were immediately processed by the Embassy of Philippines in Rome for the repatriation of the crewmembers.
President Aquino's attendance at the APEC Summit in Hawaii gave the Philippines better economic relations to other countries as well as unprecedented comments from it's 'benevolent big brother' which the President managed to rebut.
Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister of Thailand, visits Philippines on Thursday to meet with the President. The Prime Minister came to discuss and further strengthen the existing bilateral relations with the country.