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Investment forum, ISF model building inauguration, meet with SF mayor to highlight President Aquino’s week

Posted On 2014 Feb 19
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President Benigno S. Aquino III, ushered by PTAA secretary general and Travel Tour Expo 2014 executive director Marciano Ragaza III, tours the booths during the Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) 21st Travel Tour Expo 2014 at the SMX Convention Center, Seashell Drive, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City on Friday(February 14) with the theme: “Love Life, Love Travel”. The Department of Tourism is projecting 2014 tourism revenues to hit P1.4 trillion, higher by P110.6 billion of the expected earnings from domestic tourism in 2013 due in large part to a forecasted increase in the daily expenditures of domestic tourists. (MNS photo)

President Benigno S. Aquino III, ushered by PTAA secretary general and Travel Tour Expo 2014 executive director Marciano Ragaza III, tours the booths during the Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) 21st Travel Tour Expo 2014 at the SMX Convention Center, Seashell Drive, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City on Friday(February 14) with the theme: “Love Life, Love Travel”. The Department of Tourism is projecting 2014 tourism revenues to hit P1.4 trillion, higher by P110.6 billion of the expected earnings from domestic tourism in 2013 due in large part to a forecasted increase in the daily expenditures of domestic tourists. (MNS photo)

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Attracting more foreign investments at a forum and inaugurating a medium-rise building model unit for informal settlers will highlight President Benigno S. Aquino III’s week, Malacañang said Monday.

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said the President will attend the third Euromoney Philippines Investment Forum, where he will highlight his administration’s economic achievements stemming from good governance.

“The President will also talk about the administration’s continued commitment to making our economic growth sustainable and even more inclusive,” Lacierda said.

Also this week, President Aquino will inaugurate the Estero de San Miguel medium-rise building model unit for informal settler families.

Lacierda said the new unit has an “innovative” design that can fit into the available narrow lot outside the three-meter easement along the estero.

Such a structure can house up to 16 families in its initial phase, he said.

“This is part of the administration’s strategy to help more informal settlers live dignified lives in safer communities,” he added.

Also this week, the President will meet San Francisco City Mayor Edwin Lee and the San Francisco-Manila Sister City Committee delegation, as they pay him a courtesy call.

Lacierda said Lee is the first Asian American to head San Francisco, and played a major role in “fostering a sense of solidarity among the many immigrant groups in the city, one of which is the growing Filipino-American community.”

He noted Lee and the committee expressed their support for the survivors of super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).

“Their visit to our country reaffirms their solidarity and friendship with our people,” he said.

Lacierda said this week’s activities seek to reaffirm the Aquino administration’s policy “to leave no one behind, as we tread the straight path to greater progress and development.” (MNS)

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