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Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte and Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo at the Willard InterContinental Hotel, June 23, 2008Deputy Secretary Negroponte (June 23):  "We want to express our condolences to the government and the people of the Philippines, particularly the family members of those who have been affected by this tragedy. And I want to also confirm what the President said, which is that we have made a donation for the victims to the Philippine Red Cross and equally, or perhaps more important, the United States Navy is also sending a vessel to the scene of the accident, and we hope it should be there in a matter of hours." Full Text | View Video
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