VP Binay visited Thailand, met with Thai Deputy Prime Minister Yongyuth Wichaidit

Vice President Jejomar Binay
Vice President Jejomar Binay visited Bangkok from September 6 to 8 to keynote the 3rd Asia-Pacific Housing Forum and Exhibition at the Queen’s Imperial Palace. This is the first visit of the Vice President to Thailand after being elected to the country’s second most highest position.
Ambassador Linglingay Lacanlale led a small Embassy delegation in welcoming Vice President Binay and his party at the airport upon arrival in Bangkok on September 6.
The Vice President, together with the Ambassador, met with the Deputy Minister of Social Development and Human Security and the head of the Office of the Prevention on Human Trafficking Committee Secretariat.  Vice President Binay also met with Thai Deputy Prime Minister Yongyuth Wichaidit, who also serves as the Interior Minister.
In both meetings, the Vice President discussed the status of the Filipino community in Thailand and explored ways to curb the incidence of drug trafficking and other issues related to their stay.
In the evening of the first day, Vice President Binay came to visit the Embassy where he met with Embassy officers and staff, and held a dialogue with about a hundred members of the Filipino community in Thailand. Senator Teofisto Guingona III joined the Vice President in meeting with the Filipino community.
Vice President Binay provided updates on Philippine economic, investment, trade, and political developments. During the open forum, he responded to questions on a variety of issues affecting Filipinos in Thailand such as the offloading of passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the Pag-IBIG Fund, drug trafficking, and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), among others.
The following day, Vice President Binay attended the welcome and formal opening of the 3rd Asia-Pacific Housing Forum and Exhibition. In the afternoon, he paid a courtesy call on Thai National Housing Authority Governor Vitoon Chiasakul. The two exchanged views on the present conditions of each country’s housing development projects.