Message of President Aquino on the occasion of the 46th Anvil Awards “Gabi ng Parangal”

Message of His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III
President of the Philippines
To the Public Relations Society of the Philippines and their guests:

On the occasion of the 46th Anvil Awards “Gabi ng Parangal”

[February 18, 2011]

I congratulate the honorees of the 46th Anvil AwardsGabi ng Parangal,’ and I applaud the Public Relations Society of the Philippines for consistently hosting this prestigious occasion.

The PRSP plays a decisive role in empowering the citizenry by distinctly communicating useful information to the people. The growth of the marketing communications industry has contributed significantly to public awareness, especially as we confront issues in this time of national transformation. It is also gratifying to know that the Anvil Awards recognizes PR programs that especially benefited our rural districts and our marginalized countrymen. This event serves well to emphasize the value of responsible corporate citizenship, as well as to highlight effective communications campaigns being implemented by government and civil society.

Indeed, the public relations industry specializes in influencing people. I trust that your organization will continue to uphold your mission to generate public confidence through high ethical standards.

May your dynamism in working with our government be an inspiration to others. Together, let us be illuminated by the daylight of transparency and integrity as we take the straight and righteous path to reclaim the glory of our nation.