The Sovereign Order of Malta has the distinction of being the oldest order of chivalry, an association defined by a religious, moral, and social code.
This year is a historic milestone in our partnership, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of the Philippines and the Sovereign Order of Malta.
Today, I welcome you as the first President of France to come to our shores. Your visit indeed marks a historic moment in our countries’ enduring friendship.
Joint Declaration on the Enhanced Partnership between the Republic of the Philippines and the French Republic signed on February 26, 2015.
We are hopeful that this joint call will help us gain momentum for a truly global initiative to address climate change.
These expressions of solidarity leave me optimistic about a future of closer ties, heightened cooperation, and enhanced partnership between our two countries.
In the name of all the Filipinos who fought in EDSA, and of all our countrymen who have sacrificed, and continue to sacrifice for their fellowmen and our country, let us continue the fight towards the peace and prosperity to which we have long aspired.
Sa ngalan ng mga Pilipinong nakipaglaban sa EDSA, at sa lahat ng mga kababayan nating nagsakripisyo at patuloy na nagsasakripisyo para sa kapwa at bansa, ituloy natin ang laban tungo sa kapayapaan at kaunlarang matagal na nating inaasam.
Sa kanyang talumpati sa paggawad ng Ten Accomplished Youth Organization ngayong 2015, binigyang-pugay ni Pangulong Aquino ang mga natatanging kabataang samahang nagtaguyod ng pagbabago sa lipunan.