Refer to: Atty Macalintal
14 April 2005
As he exhorts CLSU
grads to rise above themselves and succeed
KABAYAN LISTS KEY CONSIDERATIONS FOR ECONOMIC PROGRESS
the need for a much-improved economy to ease the burden of the vast
majority of the people living in poverty, Vice President Noli ‘Kabayan’
De Castro enumerated the five major considerations that need to be
addressed despite the crises that the nation faces.
Speaking before thousand of graduating students from both the graduate
and undergraduate levels at the 53rd Annual Commencement Exercises of
the Central Luzon State University at the Science City of Muñoz,
Nueva Ecija where he was conferred the degree of Doctor of Humanities
honoris causa, the Vice President announced that the important things
to achieve include good governance and transparency in the bureaucracy,
the achievement of a stable macroeconomic environment that would lead
to a healthy trade and investment climate, recognition of the rights of
everyone and equal application of law, putting a stop to criminal
activities and implementation of programs to provide safety nets for
the upliftment of lives especially of those in the far flung places in
In emphasizing the need for cooperation among the different sectors of
society, Vice President De Castro expressed that the collective efforts
of different government agencies, with the much-needed assistance from
the private sector, from developers, non-governmental organizations and
beneficiaries or communities, proved crucial in the modest success in
the different housing programs of the government.
The Vice President firmly believes that this success could easily be
duplicated if the same cooperation is extended by all sectors in
society and the daunting tasks ahead could be hurdled.
CLSU President Dr. Rodolfo Undan disclosed that the CLSU Academic
Council unanimously recommended to bestow the honorary degree to Vice
President De Castro in recognition of the Vice President’s ‘exemplary
performance and achievement in the field of public service in his
capacity as a broadcast journalist, as a former Senator and now Vice
President of the Republic... whose primordial concern is the upliftment
of the human dignity of our countrymen particularly those who are less
privileged in life.
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