President Benigno Aquino III says he has high hopes for the country’s electronic industry thanks to Filipinos’ creativity and loyalty.
Pres. Aquino visited the Kaertech Electronics Philippines, Inc. in Laguna, which is the manufacturing site of various technologies ranging from aircraft components to medical equipment like hemodialysis treatment devices.
In a span of five years, the industry recorded an average annual growth of 7.6 percent. This positive growth gives the President inspiration to bet on the further rise of the industry. Manufacturing made a comeback in the Philippines and made jobs for the people.
“Today, I take the opportunity to tell you that you cannot go wrong with the Filipino people. They are hardworking, creative, and loyal, and, with the support of a government that is more equipped than ever to empower your industry, the foundations for continued success are firmly in place,” he said, according to Manila Times.
“Indeed, more and more, the world is discovering how the Philippine brand is synonymous with quality, and we are seeing the early fruits of this development,” he added.
Pres. Aquino shared an anecdote about his visit in Europe last year where the KEPI company showed off its smart electronic toothbrush that is assembled in Laguna. It can be assumed that the Pres. Aquino felt a sense of pride.