Prince of Monaco, Albert II will visit the Tubbataha Reef during his 9-day offical visit here to the Philippines.
The prince will talk about marine conservation with President Aquino along with other marine and environmental concerns when he arrives today.
Prince Albert will be arriving by private jet from Brazil, where he chaired the Monaco Blue Initiative, a forum for the protection of marine biodiversity, through the Prince Albert II Foundation, which he established in 2006 “to address our planet’s alarming environmental situation.”
Because of his efforts toward environmental conservation and climate change research, the Prince was awarded the United Nations Global Advocate Award last year.
He first came to the Philippines in 1999, representing his father, the late Prince Rainier, upon the invitation of then President Joseph Estrada.
During his visit here to the Philippines, "He enjoyed his stay here," says Fortune Aleta Ledesma, Monaco’s consul general to the Philippines.
“He visited Corregidor, he went to Subic where the Aetas showed him how to start a fire. He visited the International Rice Research Institute. Most of all he enjoyed his stay at Amanpulo in Palawan. He loves the Filipinos because there are many Filipinos who work in his household.”