His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III
President of the Philippines
To the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers Inc. (PICE)
On the occasion of their 2nd Greentech Summit
[September 13, 2013]
My warmest greetings to the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers Inc. (PICE), as you hold the 2nd Greentech Summit.
Ecological concerns and resource management have become primary considerations in this modern era. Sustainable development principles provide us with a blueprint for actualizing our mission of lasting, equitable progress while ensuring the preservation of nature. This event is an opportunity for our civil engineers to discuss key trends and best practices in your milieu, and form partnerships which are critical to the success of your industry. May this occasion pave the way for us to innovate more cost-effective and environment-friendly structures, and integrate our systems and modes of construction with the aesthetics of the natural world.
Your government counts you among our partners in the stewardship of our urban spaces and the improvement and promotion of Philippine eco-tourism. As you maintain the quality and excellence of your members, may you inspire them to further participate in nation-building, and help us realize our goal of inclusive growth.
I wish you a productive and insightful summit.
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III