“Despite all that happened” between the Philippines and China during her watch, Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Ma Keqing enjoyed her stay in the country, whose people she had learned to admire for being “happy and always smiling” even in the face of a calamity.
“I think I’ve enjoyed my stay here in the Philippines despite all that has happened between the two countries. I enjoyed the unique nature beauty and the hospitable Filipino people and also the diversified culture,” Ma said during her farewell call to Vice President Jejomar C. Binay at the Coconut Palace in Pasay City yesterday.
Binay said Ma “really tried her best” to maintain good bilateral relations between the Philippines and her country. (JC Bello Ruiz)