The flags in the Barajas Airport salute the presidential plane "Sampaguita" - the national flower of the Philippines - which carrier on board H.
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Background: The flags in the Barajas Airport salute the presidential plane "Sampaguita" - the national flower of the Philippines - which carrier on board H.E. the Filipino Head of State, Mr. Diosdado Macapagal, who comes to Spain accompanied by Mrs. Macapagal.
The Generalissimo and Mrs. Franco cordially welcome the visitors. Franco and Macapagal review the troops who rendered honors ... the Cabinet Ministers and high dignitaries are introduced to the President.
In the Plaza de Colon, Madrid's Mayor, Earl of Mayalde, hands to the distinguished visitors the Golden Kay of the city, and after a speech of salutation introduces him to the high officials of the city-hall. The children of the President are also present.
In an open car, surrounded by the personal escort of the Generalissimo, the two Chiefs of State cross the streets of the Spanish capital amidst the cheers and acclamations of the people. Spain affectionately receives the great and popular statesman who defends the culture, the religion and the moral structure of the West, preserving the Spanish principles of Christian civilization within the extensive system of Hispanity. The people give proof of their confidence in the country's destiny acclaiming France and Macapagal as two anticommunist leaders of two countries united by a common history.
Finally the car reaches the Palace of La Moncloa which shall be the residence of the illustrious guest during their sojourn in Madrid.
The Filipino President condecorates the Generalissimo with the Grand Collar of the Sikatuna Order. In his turn, France hands to Press. Macapagal the Great Collar of the Order of Isabella the Catholic. Mrs. Macapagal and her son Arturo are also condecorated.