Aquino launches Gawad Kalinga Center in Bulacan | Sun.Star

Media_httpwwwsunstarc_auugr

Friday, June 24, 2011

MANILA — President Benigno Aquino III led the launching of Gaward Kalinga Center for Social Innovations Social Enterprise Movement in Bulacan, Friday, amid bad weather brought about by Tropical Storm Falcon.

The President faced the heavy rains and muddy and slippery road going to Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm in Barangay Encanto Angat, Bulacan. He even arrived earlier than the 10 a.m. schedule.

The Gawad Kalinga Center is expected to produce half a million new social entrepreneurs in the country in six years, said Aquino in his speech.

Aquino encouraged people to venture into business, promising easier and faster processing of business documents under his watch.

“Ako naman po ay narito, bilang inyong Pangulong inihalal ninyo para tuparin ang aking mandatong magdulot ng pagbabago. At idinidiin ko sa inyo: iba na po ang panahon ngayon. Nasa bagong panahon na tayo kung saan sa bawat proyekto ay hindi kickback ang inaasahan ng mga taga-gobyerno; na sa bawat programa ay hindi ang nasa katungkulan lang ang nakikinabang; at sa paglago ng negosyo sa inyong lungsod o baryo, hindi kayo gagatasan ng inyong munisipyo at ng mga lokal na pinuno,” he said.

“Sa pagtahak po natin sa tuwid na landas, bibigyang lakas po natin ang lahat lalo na ang mas nangangailangan,” he added.

He also noted the humble beginnings of prominent entrepreneurs in the country including Jollibee Foods Corporation CEO Tony Tan Caktiong, SM malls owner Henry Sy and Manila Bulletin’s owner Don Emilio Yap.

“Kaya naman hinihikayat ko ang mga kababayan natin, lalo na ang mga kabataan, na taasan pa ang kanilang mga pangarap—pangarap na hindi nalilimitahan sa pagkakaroon lang ng trabaho paglaki nila; at sa pangarap na di hamak na mas mababa kaysa kaya talagang marating ng husay at talento ng mga Pilipino,” he said.

“Sa kompiyansang natatamasa ng ating ekonomiya, wala pong masama kung maghangad naman kayong magtayo ng sariling negosyo, o kaya ay magkaroon ng multi-nasyonal na kumpanya,” he stressed.

Tony Meloto, founder of the Gawad Kalinga, expressed confidence to leadership and economic team of the President.

He lauded the reforms being implemented by the Aquino administration and encouraged other aspiring entrepreneurs to invest in the country. (Jill Beltran/Sunnex)

Advertisements

About rictandag

http://about.me/rictandag http://LVHelpGro.net @rictandag @LVHelpGro Returned U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Tandag, Surigao del Sur, Republic of the Philippines 1979-1980; Financial Management training Program [FMP], G.E., Appliance Park, Louisville, Kentucky 1981-1982 Champion [two days] Jeopardy 1986 Attorney, Los Angeles, CA 1989-1995 Disabiility Rights Attorney, www.NDALC.org, Las Vegas 1998-1999 Immigration Asylum Attorney, throughout the State of Kansas 1999-2001 Supply Logistics Specialist, UPS Las Vegas, 2006- present http://www.ups-scs.com [business] http://InternationalAidAdvocate.com http://rictandag.tumblr.com/ http://www.facebook.com/rick.passo http://www.linkedin.com/in/rickpasso http://www.twitter.com/rictandag http://paper.li/rictandag http://rictandag.i.ph/blogs/rictandag/ http://ricktandagvegas.blogspot.com/ https://rictandag.wordpress.com/ advocate for: http://www.gk1world.com [Gawad Kalinga, tagalog for "to give care"] http://www.jacintoandlirio.com http://www.civitan.net/diverse http://www.Rags2Riches.ph
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s