Message of President Aquino to the DCCCO Multipurpose Cooperative on the occasion of their 2nd Annual Representative Assembly, March 8, 2015

Ours is a nation that thrives on unity, hard work, compassion, and ingenuity. We continue to nurture these ideals by engaging in activities that create opportunities for more of our kababayans to harness their potential, uplift their lives, and become vital participants in nation-building. May this assembly reaffirm your commitment to providing your 64,000-strong membership with financial and livelihood assistance programs, that they may be able to realize their dreams and lead even more decent, productive lives. Let the solidarity you share with your colleagues in Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, and Siquijor overflow to your respective communities and spur the dynamism that benefits your localities and the Philippines as a whole.

Message of President Aquino to the Toril Community Cooperative on the occasion of their 46th Anniversary, March 8, 2015

The Filipino people have worked hard to achieve prosperity, and as we overcome the challenges on the path to equitable progress, new opportunities arise. Your cooperative is a vital partner in ensuring the welfare of your community and upholding integrity and accountability in society. May you further intensify your efforts to contribute to nation-building and serve as a beacon of guidance and empowerment for your constituents.

Message of President Aquino to the Sta. Cruz Savings and Credit Cooperative on the occasion of their Membership General Assembly, March 7, 2015

The cooperative model is a microcosm of the inclusive society we aspire to. An environment that thrives through shared responsibility, that provides opportunities for development, and empowers its members to seize their destinies. Your collective’s continuing success is thus a triumph echoed by the communities and individuals you have helped uplift. May you continue to harness the potential of your clients as catalysts for progress, driving growth across the archipelago and serving as more proactive nation-builders.

Message of President Aquino to the World Sikaran Brotherhood of the Philippines on the occasion of their Passing of Sikaran Torch, March 7, 2015

To delve deeper into the pages of our history as a people, to learn more about the interwoven fabrics of our identity as Filipinos, and to keep the fire of Sikaran burning. May the fresh crop of learners and modern warriors protect, uphold, and cultivate the legacy of Sikaran. May the discipline and rigor it instills in you drive you to the fulfillment of your aspirations.

Message of President Aquino to AIESEC Philippines on the occasion of the Youth to Government 2015 – Moving as One Nation Towards a World-Class Philippines Conference, March 6, 2015

The Filipino youth have gained and continue to develop critical thinking and prudent judgment, qualities that empower you to lead our country on the straight and righteous path. Hand-in-hand, let us innovate and seize the opportunities open to us in this era of revitalization, and redirect our course away from self-interest and inequality towards the even more inclusive, more robust Philippines we aspire to.

Message of President Aquino to the participants of the UGNAYAN Summit 2015, March 6, 2015

Understanding our situation, and pursuing initiatives to address it, is essential to developing a more robust and dynamic Philippines. As youth leaders, your role will be to find new perspectives and create sustainable solutions to the challenges that we will face down the road. May this event galvanize you and deepen your participation in our mission to establish equitable progress.