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Statement: The MinDA Chairperson on the preparations for typhoon Yolanda

May I request everyone to follow preemptive evacuation orders by our local officials and to take necessary preparations and precautions as we brace for the strongest typhoon to hit our country this year. Let me assure you that the government is pooling all of its resources and is doing all necessary measures to lessen damage and avoid loss of lives, if possible.

Message of President Aquino to the Philippine Board of Anesthesiology on the occasion of their 45th Conferment Ceremonies, November 7, 2013

Empowerment means a greater capacity to respond to the needs of the people and sectors we serve. We in government are pleased by the efforts of your Board to advance the practice of anesthesiology in the Philippines. Your steps to provide a platform for professional development redound to the welfare of your patients: Continue to push boundaries and blaze new trails for your profession.

Message of President Aquino to the Philippine Federation of Professional Radiologic Technologists Inc. on the occasion of their National Convention, November 7, 2013

Radiologic technologists stand at the frontline during emergency situations and are vital in the diagnosis of injuries and trauma. It is imperative, therefore, that you equip yourselves with up-to-date approaches and methodologies. Let this event be a platform to convert your expertise into professional endeavors that will secure the health of our people.; discuss relevant medical issues, apply the best practices in your field, and formulate fresh, innovative means to fulfill your role as healers of our nation. Most importantly, may you always uphold integrity, transparency, and accountability in your pursuits, for this redounds to the even more equitably progressive society that we aim for.