Fiesta Pavilion, Manila Hotel
23 October 2013

President Benigno S. Aquino III joined the businessmen in their 39th Philippine Business Conference and Expo in Manila Hotel.

In his statement, President Aquino expressed his apologies to the participants for his failure to join them entirely on this occasion due to the unfortunate event that happened in Bohol.  He likewise thanked them for their understanding since as President, it is his duty to be present at the rescue site and be with his countrymen in times where they are faced with anxiety so as not to create more problems for the community.

He added that despite global economic conditions, the Philippine economy remains robust through the continued participation of the business sector and this can only go from high to high. Further, he thanked and wished them success in their endeavors, and hoped that the businessmen will continue to support the government in helping uplift the lives of their countrymen.

The Philippine Business Conference and Expo is a gathering of local and international businessmen for a no-holds barred dialogue on business and economic resolutions and policy pronouncement agreed between business and government leaders.

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