Over the weekend, the ABC unveiled the two-part series dubbed as “The Philippine Moves Forward,” to key personalities from the public and private sector prior to its public airing on Channel News Asia in January 2013.
The program features the Philippines’ most influential business personalities, high-level government officials and country ambassadors.
It is also headlined by the statements from President Benigno Aquino 3rd, former Energy secretary Jose Reme Almendras, Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez, Philippine Investment Management Inc.’s Ramon del Rosario Jr. and businessman Jaime Zobel de Ayala.
The said personalities discussed the pervading air of optimism that is leading investors to look at the country with fresh eyes.
“The Philippines has had so much potential and still has so much potential, and now finally the potential is being realized,” said President Aquino.
“Under President Aquino’s leadership, the Philippines has begun to emerge as a dynamic global competitor,” she added.
Krug noted that investors are also responding to the good governance objectives that the administration has set.
“In creating the program that focuses on the positive things about the Philippines, we hope that our millions of viewers will take a closer look of what this country has to offer. We have not done this without your help,” she added.
The ABC country manager also thanked the President, Cabinet members and private the sectors who united in a common goal in showing the world that the Philippines has arrived.
For its part, Channel News Asia said that its viewers specifically requested more information on the business climate in the Philippines, which is why it is publishing the complete investment and business analysis.
It explained that the objectives of highlighting the Philippines’ economy to its viewers were to inform international stakeholders; highlight investment opportunities and business partnerships; support foreign trade; create awareness or renewed awareness toward the business assets; and brand the Philippines as a business and investment hub.
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