My warmest greetings to the National Livelihood Development Corporation
as you hold your 8th Sustainable Income
for People in the Agrarian Grassroots (SIPAG) Awards.
brings you together on this occasion, and unifies your actions to revitalize
the countryside. This celebration
upholds the culmination of your endeavors, as your awardees make manifest the
deepening commitment among Filipinos to eradicate poverty, pursue the path of
self-reliance, and be responsible for their community’s progress. May this year’s SIPAG Awards give way to
pursuits that further inspire growth from the grassroots, sustaining the wave
of optimism in our localities, and in our countrymen, who have historically
been relegated to society’s margins.
core of our collective mission to transform the nation is the drive to enable
our people to secure better lives for themselves and, thereafter, to motivate
them to become builders of the just and equitable nation we aspire for. We are beginning to witness this
transformation. May we remain steadfast
in catalyzing positive change, that we may leave for the coming generations a
Philippines poised for further heights and greater tomorrows.
awardees, congratulations; may you continue to realize the potential of the
S. AQUINO III
27 September 2013