Message of President Aquino to the United Architects of the Philippines on the occasion of their 41st Annual National Convention, March 16, 2015

Architects bring both function and design into harmonious existence as our buildings and monuments take on the shapes of your plans. You therefore have the capacity to revitalize our infrastructure and make them more economical and effective in conveying their utility to our countrymen. You also have the unique opportunity to add artistic and visual significance to our urban spaces and inspire the Filipino people through functional aesthetics, reinforcing positive values in society.

Message of President Aquino to the Graduating Class of 2015 of the Bohol Island State University-Clarin Campus, March 16, 2015

As we continue our journey on the straight path, we look to the youth to infuse their idealism and energy into the workplace. These will be crucial in sustaining our ongoing resurgence and in taking advantage of the opportunities available at this exciting juncture in our history. With you and the rest of the youth among our partners, I am confident that we will lead our nation to greater heights of peace, stability, and equitable progress.

Message of President Aquino to the Federation of Air Customs Brokers and Forwarders of the Philippines on the occasion of their 30th Anniversary, March 16, 2015

The seamless flow of goods and commodities reflects a strong and healthy economy. These values are especially important in a vibrant, invigorated country such as ours, as it sustains our resurgence and maintains our competitiveness in the global market. In pursuit of this goal, we are establishing extensive and comprehensive reforms to ensure that we maximize our options at this juncture in our history. I am thus thankful that you continue to contribute constructively to this process and remain an active partner in expanding your sector’s role in national development.