Gov't To Buy Presidential Cars

BAGUIO CITY - President Benigno S. Aquino III is amenable to the acquisition of one or two new bullet-proof presidential vehicles mostly to provide a more secure ride for state guests than for him.

The President admitted that it was his responsibility to ensure state visitors are driven in safe and reliable official vehicles during their stay in the country.

This is just part of the government ''courtesy'' in exchange for the investments and other assistance the state visitors usually give to the country, according to Aquino.

Aquino, in a press conference at the Mansion late Sunday night, noted that a roadworthy vehicle is already needed to secure the emirs of Kuwait and Qatar who are scheduled to visit the Philippines this month and in April, respectively.

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