Message of President Aquino on the occasion of the 6th Engineering Research and Development for Technology Conference

Message of His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III
President of the Philippines
To the organization, Engineering Research and Development for Technology:
On the occasion of the 6th ERDT Conference

[February 18, 2011]

My warmest greetings to the members of Engineering Research and Development for Technology and to the participants of the 6th ERDT Conference.


Our administration believes that technological innovation is one of the keys to achieving our country’s potential. Thus, we are grateful for organizations like the ERDT that are committed to tackling the engineering challenges of our time. Your invaluable contributions to alleviating poverty, strengthening local industries, and implementing infrastructure projects greatly complement our goals of establishing a society of progress and improving the lives our countrymen. May this conference enable you to enhance your research and development programs and to maintain our global competitiveness in the field of science and technology.

We are a great country with an immensely talented people. As we work to rebuild and transform our nation, our government relies on every Filipino’s confidence, excellence, and determination to achieve our shared aspirations. In this daylight of renewed hope, let us stay united in our quest for a better Philippines.

(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III