Like other heads of state who converged upon the United States this week, Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, president of the Philippines, came for a conference on climate change. He stayed, of course, for the McDonald's, the jazz, and the guns.
Before returning to Manila from New York, Aquino touched down in San Francisco Wednesday. Escorted by the enormous San Francisco Police Department motorcade befitting his station, Aquino made his way to the Upper Haight and its world-famous Stanyan Street McDonald's, as Hoodline and Eater reported.
After muscling past the marijuana salesmen on break and the undercover cops trying to bust them at Micky D's, Aquino walked up the street to Amoeba Records, where Hoodline witnessed him browsing the jazz CDs. The man Manny Pacquiao may someday succeed is not a Hi-Fi guy, it appears.
Having had his fill of cheeseburgers, Miles Davis, and the smell of OG Kush, Aquino made one more stop on his way to SFO — at the gun store, obviously.
Aquino is a "gun enthusiast," according to Philippines-based Rappler.com, and spent "a decent amount of money" on gun accessories at the Peninsula Gun Store in San Bruno, employee Jeff Downs told the Web site.
"Really nice man!" Downs posted on Facebook.
Lest you think that the leader of the Philippines is all fun, games and guns, he did also meet with John Stumpf, CEO of Wells Fargo, the country's most-profitable bank, and executives from Caesar's Entertainment Corporation, which runs some of Las Vegas's biggest casinos.
Dude knows how to party.Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, president of the Philippines, poses with Peninsula Gun Store staffer Jeff Downs. Photo: Jeff Downs/Facebook