Message of President Aquino to the Rotary Club of Biak-Na-Bato on the occasion of their 32nd Induction Ceremony, July 20, 2013

To your new set of leaders, I urge you to continue the Rotarian legacy of charity and service, pursuing them with integrity, passion, and excellence, that you may not only realize your goals but also revitalize your organization in the process. May you remain in solidarity with our agenda of hope, ensuring that no one is left behind as our nation proceeds towards the equitably progressive future that is our collective goal.

Message of President Aquino to the Talisay, Batangas Association of California, USA on the occasion of their 6th Grand Gala Dinner Dance, July 20, 2013

The Philippines continues to gather esteem from the international community, as we work to create better opportunities for our country and uplift the public welfare. Your pride in your hometown and your solidarity in celebrating its heritage help deepen the significance of our diverse identity as a people. May this event further uphold your dynamism as you also strive to become better citizens of the California community.

Message of President Aquino to the Agusan del Sur Electric Cooperative on the occasion of their 31st Annual General Membership Assembly, July 20, 2013

A strong energy sector signals our readiness to pursue progress: It reflects our communities’ capacity to engage in diverse ventures and to welcome new challenges and opportunities. Let this occasion serve as a point of convergence, fusing your organization’s goals with your collective mandate to empower our people. May your track record in service be reflected in your continuing efforts to brighten your coverage areas and to source innovations for the power industry.

Talumpati ni Pangulong Aquino sa Ignatian Festival 2013, ika-20 ng Hulyo 2013

Ngayong kaharap ko po kayong mga kapwa-Atenista, hinihimok ko kayong makiisa sa positibong transpormayon ng bansa. Huwag ninyo sanang ikukulong sa mga gusali’t pasilyo ng paaralang ito ang diwa ng inyong pagka-Atenista. Saanmang silid kayo nag-aaral o nagtuturo, saanmang opisina kayo nagtatrabaho, saanmang ahensiya kayo nagseserbisyo—isabuhay ninyo ang diwa ng inyong pagka-Atenista; maging man-for-others kayo, na hindi lamang nabubuhay para sa sarili, kundi lalo’t para sa kapwa.

President’s Day: July 19, 2013

At 11:00 a.m. today, President Benigno S. Aquino III had a meeting with the Presidential Management Staff in the Private Office. The President then met with the representatives from Communications group at 1:00 p.m. in the same venue to discuss the State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 22, 2013. The State of the Nation […]

Sec. Purisima receives highest honor for CPAs in 2013

Secretary of Finance Cesar Purisima was conferred with the Parangal San Mateo Award for 2013 during the Induction of the Board of Trustees of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) Foundation in Makati last Thursday, July 18, 2013. The award, which is the most prestigious honor that the PICPA Foundation bestows on accountants, counted Purisima as the sole awardee this year.

Filipino community leaders discuss plans for a Filipino community center in Wellington, New Zealand

Leaders of various Filipino community organizations in Greater Wellington area gathered at the Sentro Rizal of the Philippine Embassy on July 5, 2013, to discuss forward steps to building a Filipino Community Center (FCC) in Wellington, New Zealand. For the past decade, an FCC is a project that the growing Filipino community in New Zealand has decided to work on together for the benefit of both Filipinos and friends from the multicultural community of New Zealand.