In celebration of the Ramos Peace and Development Foundation’s 15th anniversary, Media Touchstone Ventures Inc., is set to launch former President Fidel V. Ramos’ newest book aptly titled “RPDEV @ 15: Our Continuing Voyage for Enduring Peace and Sustainable Development” on 21 April 2017 at the Metropolitan Waterworks Sewage System, Katipunan Road, Balara, Diliman, Quezon City at 3 p.m.
MWSS Administrator Reynaldo V. Velasco takes pride in hosting the book launching on the eve of the global celebration of Earth Day on April 22 saying, “it’s the opportune time to pay tribute to the enduring legacies of former President Ramos as an environmentalist chief executive and in the water supply development with the successful Public Private Partnership project on water supply development of MWSS with the concessionaires Manila Water and Maynilad during his administration.”
The book, authored by Melandrew T. Velasco, the Ramos family’s biographer, guides the readers in looking back at RPDEV Foundation’s accomplishments celebrated after the first 15 years of its unique voyage.
The new book memorializes the multifaceted activities RPDEV has continued to pursue as part of its mission and advocacies notably: Patriotism anchored on caring, sharing and daring; sustainable environment and development; weapons of mass upliftment for a better world; enduring peace and global security; good governance and leadership; socio-economic and global diplomacy; and, continuing vision and voyage for a better Philippines and world.
“As I review the accomplishments of RPDEV the past 15 years, I find solace in the thought that I made the right decision: That upon stepping down from the Presidency in June 1998, I embarked on a continuing voyage for enduring peace and sustainable development,” says FVR. “I always remember with gratitude the readiness shown by my former Cabinet members and other co-workers in government to join me in this voyage. And I feel fulfilled when I see my fellow Filipinos here and there, even those settled abroad, extending assistance in ways that are meaningful so that we can bring our unfortunate countrymen to a better future through activities that RPDEV initiates, promotes and pursues.”
Author Velasco says, “So with this new book on RPDEV, we continue to document the Foundation’s milestones and projects that chronicle FVR’s continuing service and meaningful voyage to the nation including occasional reference of his six-year achieving Presidency whose landmark socioeconomic reforms, template for enduring peace and sustainable development are continuously and passionately pursued by RPDEV over the last 15 years, and up to the present times as a concerned and enderly private citizen.”