Siyempre, ang epektibong pagtugon sa kalamidad ay isa lang po sa mahabang listahan ng mga tagumpay ng DOLE sa nakalipas na taon. Maipagmamalaki rin natin ang pagkakaroon ng stable industrial peace climate sa bansa. Dahil dito, mas nahihikayat natin ang mga investors para sa pagpapalawak o pagbubukas nila ng negosyo sa Pilipinas.
This gathering is an invitation for Filipinos to contemplate their roles as stewards and citizens of our nation. May this rediscovery of faith imbue us with greater passion to advocate justice and fairness in society, as well as the courage to live by the tenets our community professes. Let this endeavor allow peace to dwell in our hearts, that we may be more empowered to heed the call for love, compassion, and charity.
May your initiatives promote greater fire safety awareness among our countrymen, and allow them to take their own initiatives towards the prevention of accidents. May you be steadfast in your good work, and safe from harm as you sacrifice your time, energy, and comfort for public welfare.
May this event rekindle your patriotism, your idealism, and your compassion towards fellow Filipinos, and may Dr. Jose Rizal’s spirit remain alive in you.
I ask for your solidarity during this difficult time for our country, and I urge you, in both your public and private capacities, to show your unity in bringing relief to our brothers and sisters afflicted by Typhoon Yolanda. Let compassion guide us as we rebuild our country, and work together to overcome the challenges of nation-building.
This event is a timely opportunity for you to further optimize our Sitio Electrification and Barangay Line Enhancement Programs. Your contributions to these comprehensive electrification programs have uplifted the people of Benguet, allowing them greater access to a basic necessity. May you sustain your community, empower its residents to pursue their own aspirations with excellence and determination, and open up more opportunities to realize our shared goal of lasting, equitable progress.
On behalf of the entire Filipino people, I extend our deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Mandela, the people of South Africa, and all men and women of peace and goodwill who mourn the passing of a truly great man.
The Philippines considers the electronics and semiconductors industry as one of the key areas for economic advancement; its growth is critical to increasing exports and opening more doors of opportunity for our people.
A healthy, productive, and empowered citizenry will propel us towards a more equitably progressive Philippines. To achieve this, we are looking to improve the diets and lifestyles of our people. Your objective to scientifically establish the health benefits of natural and organic foods and products is therefore most welcome, as it runs parallel with the efforts of your government.
We are grateful for cooperatives such as the CASTEMUPCO that help you address every day challenges through financial assistance and support. May you continue to extend the reach of this era of revitalization to the broader spectrum of society.