31 March 2009 — In lieu of a presentation to the cabinet meeting scheduled this morning today regarding the OFW Deployment Ban to Nigeria, Special Envoy to the President for Middle East and Africa, Gen. Roy Cimatu and Philippine Barangay Society in Nigeria (PBSN) Chaiperson Mrs. Esperanza Derpo were instead, called in by the President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for a closed door meeting at the “Bahay Pangarap”, PSG Compound, Malacaňang Park.
The hour-long meeting was also attended by Vice President, Noli de Castro; Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Alberto Romulo; and Mrs. Derpo’s other half, Engr. Nestor Derpo. Details of the said meeting remain undisclosed to this hour, but Mrs. Derpo confirms a positive outcome.
Mrs. Derpo is scheduled to fly back to Lagos on Friday, 3rd April 2009, but expressedher intention to stay in the Philippines until proceedings are finalized.
Thanks to Maricar Derpo for the reportorial and photos.