to: Ms. Dale Zapata
TO PRINTERS: CARVE A NICHE IN THE GLOBAL PRINTING MARKET
printing industry’s initiative in preparing for greater competition
brought about by globalization got a boost from Vice President Noli
‘Kabayan ‘ De Castro as he vowed to support their efforts in the
promotion of local printing and its allied services in coordination
with the Department of Trade and Industry.
ko ang inyong mga ginagawang pag-aaral sa mga bagong trends sa printing
technology at ang pag-upgrade ng inyong mga printing equipment.
Gayundin ang pagpapalakas ng inyong market presence, laluna sa ibang
bansa, at ang pagpapasikat sa mga Philippine brands.
In his speech
before top leaders of the industry at the 12th National Printers Convention at
Manila Hotel, Vice President
De Castro also lauded leaders and members of the Printing Industries
Association of the Philippines
(PIAP) for spearheading activities that would enable the private sector and the
government to assess the
present state and plot the future directions of the printing industry.
with Presidential Proclamation No. 870 that declared the week of September 19 to 25,
2005 as “Printing Industry
Week” in recognition of the
significant role of the printing industry in the recording, processing and disseminating
of knowledge and information,
the Vice President cited the year’s convention theme Overcoming the Challenge
of a Competitive Business as
aptly reflective of the
positive responses in the wider market brought about by globalization.
that foreign competitors are currently better equipped, Vice President De Castro
welcomed the printers’ stance
to regard their predicament as a
challenge that would only further test their diligence, skills, and great effort in
achieving the goals they set
out to do.
President also paid tribute to their conviction that “the only way to deal
with a competitive business .
. . is to compete well,” for it
showed their determination to remain steadfast in face of adversity.
As a parting
shot and in acknowledgment of their much-needed contribution to the economy,
Vice President De Castro
encouraged the printers to remain focused in order to reap more successes.
I am hopeful
that the local printing industry will secure its niche in the global printing
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