Message of President Aquino to the Graduating Class of 2015 of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina, April 1, 2015

This day marks the beginning of a new chapter in your young lives. As you enter the professional world, you will face challenges that will test your character. I urge you to hold steadfast to your principles and believe in your own capacity to engender meaningful change. The society needs brave, compassionate young spirits such as yourselves to stand at the helm and take charge of our continuing journey of transformation. Continue to chase your dreams, stay hungry for experience, and keep your passion burning. May you be galvanized by the faith and confidence of our people as you take our country towards even greater heights.

Message of President Aquino on the observance of the Holy Week, April 1, 2015

As our nation continues to walk on the straight path, I assure you of my administration’s untiring resolve to banish all forms of dishonesty, abuse, and corruption in the bureaucracy, so that the fruits of our ongoing resurgence will be cascaded to all sectors of society. I ask that we remain united in this shared goal and keep fulfilling our respective parts in the various tasks of nation-building, so that our actions will bring us to the blessed and prosperous future we seek for all Filipinos.

Message of President Aquino to the Graduating Class of 2015 of the Mindanao State University-Buug Campus, April 1, 2015

The path to ending decades-old conflict in the island of Mindanao is not without its share of roadblocks, but I am confident that as long as we put our faith in each other and remain committed to the cause for peace, we will overcome any obstacle and reach the harmonious future we have long aspired for our people. As always, trust remains the bedrock upon which our efforts are built. Let us thus open our hearts to our fellow Filipinos and strive to empower those whose history have been replete with injustice, for their progress redounds to our own. I count on your help as we translate our dreams into reality and make Mindanao the land of promise fulfilled.

Message of President Aquino to the Graduating Class of 2015 of the Makati Science High School, April 1, 2015

Let higher education stoke your passion for science and galvanize you to apply it to the advantage of our fellow Filipinos. Let it encourage you to share your visionary mindset with the rest of society and the greater scientific community. May we all be reminded that our pursuit of knowledge rests on the bedrock on truth and integrity. Thus deception and dishonesty are among the primary adversaries of a critical, scientific mind.

Message of President Aquino to the Cebu Market Vendors Multi-Purpose Cooperative (CEMVEDCO) on the occasion of their 13th Annual General Meeting, April 1, 2015

The Philippines has now regained the trust and confidence of the global business community, with its consecutive credit ratings upgrades and with its stakeholders committed to sustain the revived culture of integrity, transparency, and accountability in our institutions. The primary imperative now is to cascade the benefits of our flourishing economy to our citizens, and we rely on the cooperative sector’s greater involvement in this mission. May the CEMVEDCO continue to enhance savings and credit assistance programs and create more livelihood projects that will help elevate the quality of life of its members and, at the same time, enliven the local markets of Cebu City and its neighboring towns.

Message of President Aquino to the Graduating Class of 2015 of Saint Charles Augustine School of Biñan, Laguna, April 1, 2015

Your Recognition and Graduation Day marks a new chapter in your journey as students. You will be faced with more challenging roles and granted greater prospects for learning and development as you embark on your chosen endeavors. This transition is also a source of pride for your parents and teachers, whose passion, hard work, and dedication ensured the accomplishment of your education.