3 December 2020 via Recorded Message

Ladies and gentlemen, magandang araw sa inyong lahat.

We would like to congratulate the recipients of the Top Exporters Sectoral Awards as well as the awardees in the various categories. The latter includes: the Most Outstanding RIPPLES Award; the Excellence Award for Services Exports; and the Hall of Fame Award.

You truly deserve the recognition because you are all stellar performers in your respective sectors. You continue to be beacons of hope and inspiration for other Philippine exporters and our country’s pursuit of sustainable economic progress.

This year has been challenging for our economy and other global economies as we continue to battle with the COVID-19 pandemic. But we continue to remain optimistic that we shall bounce back with the exporting community at the forefront.

Let us all continue working together and collaborating more, boosting the digital transformation in our operations and processes, so we can be more responsive to the demands of an evolving, dynamic and complex global economy.

Let us also take advantage of opportunities of the recently-concluded Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), as well as other preferential trade agreements so that we can help our country back on its growth trajectory.

With your efforts, you will help us in giving our people a more inclusive and comfortable quality of life as promised by our President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

Again, my heartfelt congratulations to all the winners!

Maraming salamat at mabuhay po kayo, mahal naming exporters! ♦

Date of Release: 03 December 2020