Aquino elated over several good news this week

By on December 13, 2014


President Aquino arrives in the Philippines after his successful participation in the 25th ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit. (Malacanang Photo Bureau)
President Aquino arrives in the Philippines after his successful participation in the 25th ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit. (Malacanang Photo Bureau)

MANILA — President Benigno S. Aquino III said he is glad about the good developments in the country this week that would benefit the people in the term.

Upon arriving from South Korea on Friday evening, the President said in his arrival message that he was happy about the recent credit rating upgrade from Moody’s, a major credit rating agency.

This shows investors’ confidence on the Philippines, he said.

Another good news is the selection of the Philippines for another compact under the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the President said noting it was a vote of confidence for his administration’s reforms in the righteous path.

The Philippine government also got another favorable ruling form the court in its case against Fraport, a German company, for the anomalous construction of the NAIA Terminal 3.

“Ito pong kasong ito, round two na nga po ito, at panalo na naman po tayo,” he said.

Also, the Supreme Court issued a positive ruling for the Coco Levy Fund, which is a Christmas gift for coconut farmers asking for justice in the controversial case.

Just recently, the President met coconut farmers in Malacanang for a dialogue. He also spelled out his administration’s plans for the coconut sector for its further development.

Now, the challenge is to come up with more good news through more aggressive implementation of projects and programs to make the country’s transformation permanent, he stressed.

“Sa ating bawat aktibidad, malinaw ang ating tutok: walang sinumang Pilipino ang dapat maiwan. Sa pagtungo nga po natin sa Korea, talagang sinagad natin ang pagkakataong hatid nito para isulong ang kapakanan ng ating mga Boss,” he added.

In his meeting with President Park Geun-hye, the South Korean leader mentioned his government’s thrust to strengthen the partnership between South Korea and the Philippines.

The President was in South Korea this week for the 25th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Republic of Korea (ASEAN-ROK) Commemorative Summit.