The Department of Budget and Management has introduced new features on the electronic Transparency and Accountability Initiative for Lump Sum Funds (e-TAILS) website, installing a feedback mechanism to monitor and report on the spending of Priority Development Assistance Funds allocated to lawmakers.
Our country’s narrative is enriched with the patriotic endeavors of masons. Today’s masons all across our nation continue to live up to this legacy, upholding the tradition of unity, charity, and brotherhood. This event serves as an opportunity to reflect on your achievements in the past 50 years, and prepare yourselves for the challenging yet fulfilling mission to serve your members and communities.
The seeds of reform are now bearing fruit, and it is imperative that we sustain this momentum that moves us closer to the fulfillment of our aspirations. With our continued rise to equitable progress, let us break the barriers of poverty and corruption and scale greater heights for our country. I wish you a happy and meaningful event, and fortitude and success in the years to come.
Our government redoubles its efforts to stay the course along the straight and righteous path towards revitalization. We hope that you will also do the same, as you advance yourselves and share your resources with your kababayans back in the Philippines. Hand-in-hand, let us fulfill the great potential of our people, and create the nation we have long aspired for.
Let this gathering serve as a laboratory of interaction and collaboration that provides you a support system and enlightens you on matters you seek to address. Hand in hand, let us build a nurturing environment that will further hone the skills and talents of ASD-afflicted members as they take their place as productive members of the community.
A nation relies on its sons and daughters to compose its ongoing narrative. May we continue to lend our hands to the fulfillment of the Philippines’ potential and to the empowerment of all our countrymen. I exhort every Filipino to stay the course, as we drive further along the straight and righteous path towards equitable progress.
The Filipino narrative continues to unfold, as our people become global citizens and immerse themselves in the breadth and diversity of our current milieu. There has been no lack of commitment, perseverance, or unity among our kababayans overseas to ensure that our heritage and values live on; for this, and your many compassionate endeavors, your government thanks you.
Pool your ideas and conceptualize targeted, strategic solutions to the challenges facing your sector. May this event prompt collaboration among stakeholders, that the coming years may be marked with further stability for Mindanao and the rest of our nation.
It is our government’s promise that no individual will be left behind on the straight and righteous path: Every Filipino is an empowered nation-builder and catalyst of development. We count on the AFFI to remain among our steadfast partners in cascading the yields of our revitalization to the broader spectrum of society and translating our vision of inclusive growth into a tangible reality that benefits our countrymen.
We are a nation of heroes: Compassion and patriotism are traits deeply ingrained in our social consciousness, and socio-civic organizations such as yours fan the flame of public service in our people. This event marks the start of another chapter in your organization’s history, as a new roster of leaders rises to the challenge of transformation and rouses your members to take a more active role in nation-building. Let your initiatives continue to enliven our communities, weaving a distinct, vibrant thread of bayanihan into our continuing narrative as a people.