Bill Gates visits the Philippines with family

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates visited the Philipines for a short vacation in a posh resort with his family. The American business magnated was also spotted in Los Baños, Laguna.

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Gates, his wife Melinda, and two of three children reportedly spent 3 days in Palawan after arriving early morning of April 6 via a Global Express private plane, the Philippine News Agency reports.

Eyewitnesses at the Puerto Princesa City Airport told PNA that as soon as the Gates family arrived, they immediately boarded a private helicopter, assisted by retired police superintendent Edgar Iglasia, who was tasked to ensure the visitors' safety and security.

The family had a brief vacation at the high-end island resort of Amanpulo. The Gates patriarch also went to a certain island in El Nido town where he plans to invest with Filipino partners.

They flew back to Metro Manila on Wednesday. Nobody was allowed to come near their plane except the crew and the international security team, according to a document on aircraft security procedure obtained by PNA.

There were reports that Bill Gates was also sighted at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Los Baños, which the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation supports.

Sources: Interaksyon, Manila Bulletin, Yahoo! News Philippines