Today, we celebrate the 125th anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine independence from Spain on June 12, 1898. On this historic day, General Emilio Aguinaldo declared the sovereignty of the Filipino people and raised the Philippine flag for the first time in Kawit, Cavite. This marked the end of more than three centuries of Spanish colonial rule and the beginning of a new era for our nation.
As a company that values freedom, democracy and human rights, we are proud to be part of this vibrant and diverse country. We are inspired by the courage and patriotism of our heroes who fought for our independence and defended our sovereignty against foreign invaders. We are grateful for the sacrifices and contributions of our ancestors who shaped our culture and identity as Filipinos.
We also recognize that independence is not only a historical event, but also a continuous struggle and responsibility. We are aware of the challenges and opportunities that face our country today, such as poverty, inequality, corruption, climate change, terrorism and the ongoing pandemic. We are committed to uphold our independence by being socially responsible, environmentally conscious and globally competitive. We are determined to contribute to the development and progress of our country by providing quality products and services that meet the needs and expectations of our customers. We may be just a packaging company but in our roots we are a packaging company that has been molded by the hands of our motherland. We are proud of our nation’s heritage and we show this through the quality of what we could do for all our clients.
As we celebrate this special day, let us remember our past, appreciate our present and envision our future. Let us honor our flag, sing our anthem and cherish our values. Let us unite as one people, one nation, one Philippines. Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!