Dr. Cayetano Paderanga, Economic Planning Secretary,
Friends in AER, Partners, Ladies and Gentlemen,
The publication we are launching today has come a long way. I understand that the numerous meetings were painstaking, and the coordination work was at times strenuous, to the point of testing the limits of patience of everyone involved. But such is the common tale of collaborative endeavors. To me, what is important tonight is this: the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Philippine Office is a proud partner in this undertaking.
What led us to this evening?