For his campaign theme last year, “Kung Walang Corrupt, Walang Mahirap,” and innovations in making government documents available by means of the Official Gazette online, President Benigno S. Aquino III was awarded the Gold Standard Award for Political Communications by PublicAffairsAsia, a quarterly magazine, online and events network offering in-depth analysis of the issues facing public affairs and corporate communications professionals involved in Asia. Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda accepted the award on behalf of President Aquino at the awarding ceremonies held last night at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Hong Kong.
The Gold Standard Award is conferred annually to leading professionals in the Asia-Pacific region to recognize excellence in public and corporate affairs. President Aquino is among this year’s 14 awardees. Last year’s awardee for political communications was Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.