Message of President Aquino to the Order of the Knight of Rizal, Canada Region on the occasion of their 15th Commander’s Ball, October 18, 2014

Your organization was founded in honor of our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. His ideals form the bedrock of your mission and molded the Knights of Rizal into a force for change in mainstream society. Thank you for rallying your members and the Filipino youth to rediscover the lessons of our storied past and reignite the flame of hope across the country.

President Benigno S. Aquino III presides over the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board Meeting at Malacañan Palace earlier today. — October 17, 2014.
(Photo by the Malacañang Photo Bureau.)

NEDA Board approves 12 new projects

The National Economic and Development Authority Board approved 12 new infrastructure projects in a meeting chaired by President Benigno S. Aquino III on October 17.

CSC recognizes excellent frontline service offices

A total of 132 public frontline service offices nationwide have received the Citizen Satisfaction Center – Seal of Excellence award for their excellence in delivering quality public service. The Civil Service Commission (CSC), the lead implementer of the Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA), initiates the recognition of these offices based on their ratings under the ARTA Report Card Survey (RCS).

Message of President Aquino to Lions Club International District 301-A2 on the occasion of their 33rd Induction Ceremonies, October 17, 2014

The Philippines of today is very different from the one we inherited when we came into office—business is booming, bureaucracy is revitalized, and our citizens have restored their trust in their government and our nation. As we maximize our opportunities in this time of resurgence, let us continue to find ways to help our countrymen living along the margins of our society, so that no one will be left behind as we accelerate towards a future of progress and prosperity.