COURTESY CALL WITH THE PRESIDENT: President Benigno Aquino III welcomes Takeshi Maeda, member of the Japan-Philippines Parliamentary Friendship League (JPPFL) Vice President and Member of the Japanese House of Councillors, and Kenji Kosaka, JPPFL President and Secretary- General of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party, during a courtesy call made by the Japanese lawmakers at the Malacañang Palace on May 6. The visiting delegation earlier relayed Japan’s commitment to boost official assistance for local infrastructure development projects, and as well as their aim to strengthen Filipino-Japanese bilateral relations. Also in picture are Senate Pres. Franklin Drilon, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario and Antonio de Guzman Jr., Director General of the Senate Office of the International Relations and Protocol. (PRIB Photo by Joseph Vidal)