OF VICE PRESIDENT NOLI DE CASTRO
INAUGURATION OF TERMINAL 3
OCTOBER 18, 2005
I would like
to greet the officers and staff of Integrated Global
or IGLO Philippines
for the inauguration of the new Terminal 3 Multi-Temperature Controlled
Facility. Congratulations to all of you
who worked hard to make this a reality.
I see your
continued expansion here at the Manggahan Light
as an indication of two things: positive
experiences in the past and
confidence in the future.
that your first facility commenced operations in 2003 to support the
fast-growing food and beverage industry in the country.
Four months later, your second facility
started operating, thereby increasing your capacity to about 6,000
positions. Today, we mark the opening of
me, is a concrete expression of your confidence in our chilled and
industry, as well as the potential of other organic products that
refrigeration to maintain quality and prolong shelf life.
always considered expansion projects like these as a manifestation of
for the future of the country.
i am aware
that the decision to invest and to expand takes time.
It is based on your assessment of the risks
and benefits of doing business in the philippines.
of the business sector, your decisions have far-reaching implications
rest of the country.
you in the private sector have the ability to create jobs.
by investing in the country, and by expanding
your operations, you are also creating employment opportunities for our
you add to the life blood of our government through the payment of
paying the correct taxes in a timely manner, you are able to contribute
provision by government of the appropriate economic, legal, and social
framework for your businesses.
your activities create ripple effects on the rest of the economy,
on ancillary and support industries. you
and i know that when one sector or industry experiences dynamic growth,
will also be positive effects on other sectors with strong
ALL THESE HAVE BEEN RECOGNIZED TIME AND AGAIN BY
GOVERNMENT. THAT IS WHY EVEN IN THE MEDIUM TERM PHILIPPINE
DEVELoPMENT PLAN, WE HAVE EXPLICITLY STATED THAT THE PRIVATE SECTOR IS
THE ENGINE OF GROWTH OF OUR ECONOMY.
it is true
that our country today is facing a lot of challenges.
these challenges were brought about by external developments—such as
increasing prices of oil. there is
the threat of terrorism, a global issue that has recently been given
attention by our government. and
finally, there are concerns arising from our own domestic squabbles AS
differences in beliefs and political persuasions.
all the political noise, i am happy that there are businesses like iglo
have worked silently and contributed significantly to the development
I THANK YOU
FOR LOOKING BEYOND THE NOISE, AND FOR SEEING THE TRUE POTENTIAL OF OUR
AND OUR PEOPLE.
I hope that
continue to be our partner in the development of THE PHILIPPINES. together, let us build a better future for
YOUR BUSINESSES, AND FOR OUR PEOPLE.
and good afternoon.
Office of the Vice President (OVP)
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