President Aquino praises women’s contribution to rebuilding efforts
after major calamities
President Benigno S. Aquino
III recognized the contributions of Filipino women to the country’s
rebuilding efforts in the midst of natural disasters that hit the
Philippines last year.
In his message for the celebration of International Women's Day on Saturday
(March 8) the President said his administration joins other nations in
recognizing the importance and contribution of women to society.
“Nakikiisa tayo sa mundo sa pagdiriwang ng International Women’s Day at sa
pagbibigay-pugay sa mga kababaihan sa loob at labas ng bansa. Sa araw na
ito, mapagtibay nawa natin ang panatang itaguyod ang isang patas na lipunang
nagkakaisa sa pagbuo ng maliwanag na bukas,” he said.
The country was hit with successive calamities last year such as the quake
in Bohol and Cebu, the siege in Zamboanga, and the super typhoon "Yolanda"
but the Filipino nation was able to withstand those challenges.
“Sa mga kababaihang nagpaalab ng liwanag ng pag-asa sa mga panahong iyon na
walang-pagod na nag-aruga sa pamilyang nasalanta at nakilahok sa pagbangon,
saludo ako sa inyo. Maging daan nawa ang pagdiriwang na ito upang mapanibago
ang inyong pagtataya sa tuwid na daan,” the President said.
In the aftermath of these disasters, it becomes clear that every nation has
an obligation to make their people safe and always and maintain a high state
of readiness against those challenges.(full
(KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia)
President Benigno S. Aquino III, accompanied by
Presidential Communications Operations Office
Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr., meets with
members of the Philippine Media delegation
covering his State Visit to Malaysia at the at
the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Friday (February
28). The state visit aims to promote and
strengthen Philippine-Malaysia partnerships in
trade and investments, particularly those that
would bring development to Mindanao, as well as
in culture and education.