GROUP: President Benigno S. Aquino III poses for photograph immediately after confering US Senator Daniel Inouye (7th from left) and US Senator Thad Cochican (6th from left) the Order of Sikatuna and Order of Lakandula respectively in a ceremony Monday in Malacanang. Standing from left are malacanang chief of protocol Manuel Perez-Rubio, House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile, DFA Secretary Albert del Rosario, President Aquino, Sen. Thad Cochican, Sen. Daniel Inouye and wife Irene, and US Ambassador to the Philippines Harry Thomas. (Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacanang Photo Bureau)