Chicago, Illinois
6 May 2015

President Benigno S. Aquino III shared the many good news transpiring in the Philippines as he addressed the Filipino community in Chicago during his Working Visit to the United States.

In his message, the President emphasized the guiding principle that his government has implemented throughout his term – good governance equals good economics, equals good quality inclusive growth.

“Kaya po sa usaping pang-ekonomiya, kalimutan na natin ang bansag na Sick Man of Asia; ang turing sa atin ng ibang bansa ngayon, Darling of Asia. Tuloy-tuloy po ang positibong pagkilala sa atin ng buong mundo: Investment grade status na tayo; 33 spots ang iniangat natin sa Global Competitiveness Report ng World Economic Forum; 49 spots sa Ease of Doing Business Report ng World Bank; at ayon naman sa Bloomberg, inaasahang magiging world’s 2nd fastest growing economy ang Pilipinas ngayong taon,” President Aquino said.

He cited actual accomplishments and concrete reforms pursued in various government agencies to curb corruption, improve social services, increase employment and develop human resources.

Likewise, he made an appeal to his kababayans in Chicago to share these good news, saying that his government remained true to its mandate of serving the Filipino people.

 Currently, there are more than a hundred thousand Filipino professionals working and residing in Chicago.

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