23 February 2001
On behalf of the officers and staff of the National Book Development Board, I extend our congratulations and best wishes to the officers and members of the Mindanao Printers/Book Publishers Federation, Inc. for holding the First Mindanao Printers/Book Publishers Congress.
Your theme: ‘’Mindanao Printers and Book Publishers Making Changes and Challenges for Mindanao’s Economic Recovery’’ is so timely and appropriate. The Arroyo Administration is giving ample attention to the neglected concerns of the land of promise by entrusting to the leaders of Mindanao sensitive positions involved in running the affairs of government. We are glad that your Federation is spearheading the efforts in the economic recovery of Mindanao. Likewise, we deeply appreciate your concern for a speedier development of the book publishing industry in the regions of Mindanao.
We join in prayer for a lasting peace in this region so that our efforts may bring the prosperity that Mindanaoans so justly deserve.
Atty. DOMINADOR D. BUHAIN
National Book Development Board