Message of President Aquino to the Junior Chamber International Makati on the occasion of their 50th Anniversary, July 16, 2014

Genuine, lasting transformation starts from the commitment of every citizen to uphold what is just and righteous, and to serve the greater good. We in government are enthused to find partners in the Jaycees that continue to transform your members into champions of humanity: Modern-day heroes whose generosity and compassion continue to give hope to our countrymen and inspire us in forging a more inclusive, progressive Philippines. As you mark this milestone in your collective’s history, may you continue to build bridges of progress and help break the cycle of intergenerational poverty that has long impeded our nation’s growth.

Message of President Aquino to the Water Environment Association of the Philippines (WEAP) on the occasion of their 9th National Annual Convention, July 16, 2014

Water is a fundamental resource in realizing our goal of an even more equitably progressive nation; we must be true stewards of our natural gifts, ensuring that succeeding generations have an adequate supply, and maintain a balanced, well-protected environment. May this event further empower your association and partner-organizations in educating your participants about the critical role they play in expanding the coverage of a more efficient water resource industry.