By: Ambassador Jose Manuel G. Romualdez
On behalf of the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines, I wish to extend my warmest greetings to the Peace Corps Alumni Foundation for Philippine Development (PCAFPD) on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Peace Corps Philippines.
This milestone year is further strengthened by the 75 years of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and the United States and fortified by the longstanding people-to-people ties between our two nations.
We saw how the Peace Corps thrived in the Philippines these past six decades in your engagements with vulnerable communities in the Philippines, and by championing social, economic, development and educational programs for Filipinos. These initiatives spearheaded by your dedicated volunteers represent the very core values of our relationship that we hope to continue and expand in our future.
Allow me to likewise express our appreciation to PCAFPD for your numerous scholarship programs that have given new and encouraging opportunities to the Filipino youth. There is no doubt that the continued success of the Peace Corps program is anchored on your members and volunteers, who continue to make a life-changing impact at the grassroots level during and beyond their tours of service.
It is our hope that Peace Corps Philippines and PCAFPD will have more successful projects in the decades to come. Maraming salamat at mabuhay!