My warmest greetings to the National Livelihood Development Corporation (NLDC).
Congratulations also to the awardees of the 5th SIPAG (Sustainable Income for People in Agrarian Grassroots) Awards.
We commend the NLDC and private microfinance institutions for working together in strengthening microentrepreneurships in the country. With your efforts, you uplift the spirits of our beneficiaries under the marginalized sector, assuring them that the government and the private sector are united in promoting reform.
I am confident that with your continued commitment, we have found steadfast allies that will allow us to stay the course and finally put into place a system where no Filipino gets left behind.
We are all aware of the problems we face as a nation, and have in fact all, at one point or another, voiced our cynicism and despair. But now that the people themselves have directed us towards the straight and righteous path, it is incumbent upon each and every one of us - from the public sector to the private; from the most ordinary to the grandest collective - to take part in the solution. It is now time to be catalyst of hope.
As one, we are able to hope again. Let us continue doing our part in this journey of transformation. Let us rebuild this nation.
(SGD.) Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III