President Benigno S. Aquino III is in Australia today for a state visit. More than seventy years ago—March 29, 1942—Australia, too, opened its doors to President Manuel L. Quezon, ensuring his and the Commonwealth Government of the Philippines’ safety.
TOP: President Quezon arriving at Melbourne, being greeted by General Douglas MacArthur. BOTTOM: From left to right, Aurora “Baby” Quezon, Mrs. Jean MacArthur, and First Lady Aurora Aragon Quezon. Photos via LIFE.