Friday, February 28, 2014

President Aquino assures Filipinos in Malaysia of continuing fight against corruption February 28, 2014

From the Website of the President


President Aquino assures Filipinos in Malaysia of continuing fight against corruption February 28, 2014
(KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia) President Benigno S. Aquino III assured the Filipino community in Malaysia that his administration will remain determined to fight graft and corruption to make the country a better place for Filipinos.

During his message to the Filipino community at a gathering held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel here, the President said reforming the bureaucracy is continuing and his government will go after those who have committed wrongdoings and abuses.

The Filipino community in Malaysia praised the President for his firm stand against corruption and assured him of their continuing support.

He also told Filipinos in Malaysia that the Philippines improved a lot since his assumption to office in 2010. And despite the recent calamities that hit the country, the Philippines posted a 7.2 percent GDP growth last year, one of the highest in Asia.

The government succeeded in creating more jobs particularly in the business process outsourcing and semiconductor industry, eliminated the backlog in classrooms and chairs and gave schoolchildren enough books to use, he said.

And as the country reels from the devastation caused by natural and man-made calamities last year, such as the quake in Bohol and Cebu, the super typhoon “Yolanda” and the Zamboanga siege, the good thing is that the government has money to rebuild hard-hit areas.

Many countries are also helping the Philippines recover, he said adding he’s grateful about having Cabinet members who can immediately provide solutions to different concerns.
In the long term, the goal is attaining inclusive growth for Filipinos, he said. The government has increased the number of families under its conditional cash transfer program to 4.4 million this year from 3.9 million in 2013, the President added.

The country’s prospects for continuing economic growth is also good, as the Philippines enters the “demographic sweet spot” or having a large number of young work force contributing to the national economy. Experts said these could continue for a few more decades.

The President also said that with the signing of the agreement on the Bangsamoro, he wants the Mindanao region to be given an opportunity to develop itself and in the long run, improve the living conditions of the Muslim population in the south.

“Hindi ko magagawang mag-isa na ayusin lahat ng problema ng Pilipinas. Pero habang naniniwala sa akin ang taumbayan, sumasama sa akin ang aking mga boss, at tulung-tulong tayo sa direksyon na tahakin ang tuwid na daan, oras lang ang pinag-uusapan bago natin maabot ang gusto nating abutin,” he told the Filipino community.

Another good thing about the country today is that Filipinos now have changing views about their country and fellowmen, he said. He noted that more and more Filipinos are adopting the spirit of volunteerism especially in the times of need and distress.

The Filipino community in Malaysia, during the meeting with the President, donated more than P400,000 for the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda.

“Malaki-laki na ang narating natin mula ‘nung 2010,” he said.

“Wala hong dahilan na ang susunod na salinlahi daanan ‘yung problemang dinaanan natin na nagtulak sa atin sa kanya-kanya nating tadhana ngayon. May obligasyon tayo at ginagawa na natin at gagawin pa na ang ipapamana natin sa susunod na salinlahi ay ‘di hamak mas maganda kaysa sa dinatnan natin.”

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