10 Mar '11, 10am

Philippine President climbs up 24 floors as elevator breaks down: Singapore (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - On...

Singapore (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - On his very first official tour of a facility in Singapore on Wednesday, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III had to climb up their equivalent of 24 floors from underground when the elevator broke down at a water treatment facility. Among those who climbed the stairs with him was 71-year-old Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario. The President and his group had just finished inspecting the pipes 24 floors below the ground at the Changi Water Reclamation Plant when the lift broke down, sources in the Philippine delegation said. The water treatment facility was Aquino's first stop after he arrived at Changi International Airport on Wednesday for a state visit. The plant is operated by Singapore's Public Utilities Board (PUB), which handles the city-state's water system. A minister from the prime minister's office, Lim Swe...

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