Statement of Secretary Ignacio R. Bunye Re: PGMA's visit to Portugal
Manila (5 June) -- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's visit to Portugal will hopefully set the stage for ASEAN's cooperation with that nation as the incoming President of the European Union, the promotion of Philippine-Portugal bilateral relations, increased trade opportunities for Philippine products and increased investment from Portuguese companies.
Re: Quality education
Access to quality education holds the key to poverty's defeat. This administration shall continue to build more classrooms, hire more teachers, and improve our basic curriculum as part of the President's social payback agenda.
Let this be our nonpartisan agenda to keep more Filipino children in school rather than out in the streets or in factories, illegal establishments and other risky workplaces where they do not belong.
Re: Stock market
Our stock market is a reflection of our current state of affairs: optimistic, forward-looking and constructive. We are in a good place, and things will continue to look up as we move as one nation, undivided in our love for country. (OPS) [top]