Malacañan Palace
5 June 2013

President Benigno S. Aquino III expressed his gratitude to the officers and members of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) for the donation of a two-classroom school building which is part of the Operation Barrio Schools project of the association. He said that this symbolizes their promise to the government that they will contribute to the economic growth of the country through their businesses.

“With more than 9,000 classrooms constructed all over the country since 1961, the FFCCCII has opened doors of learning – and consequently, of opportunity – to so many of our students… It is always encouraging for those of us in the government to see businessmen going above and beyond what you would expect from an ordinary citizen,” he said.

Meanwhile, President Aquino said that the government is doing its best to build an environment that is even more encouraging to business.

In conjunction with the symbolic turnover of the classroom school buildings, the President also led the oath-taking of the newly-elected officers of FFCCCII.

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