Your chosen discipline is driven largely by specificity of knowledge. Constantly updating your ranks with recent developments, and infusing innovation into your practice, allow you to grow into efficient and effective medical professionals. We in government recognize the potential of gatherings such as this that engage your corps in the practice of information and expertise sharing that, in turn, elevates the standards of internal medicine in the country. I look forward to the success of this event, yielding more driven, passionate guardians of our people’s health and nation-builders.
This is an extraordinary occasion. Exactly fifty-seven years ago, on August 31, 1958, the first Ramon Magsaysay Awards were given to five individuals. As we celebrate a long tradition of recognizing selfless service to the peoples of Asia here in these ceremonies, so too do we celebrate, fittingly, National Heroes’ Day here in the Philippines.
On this day, we pay tribute to the sacrifices offered by Philippine heroes. As we honor them, so too are we called to do our part and to continue the battle they began—whether in a small, or a big way—for the betterment of our nation.
Sa araw pong ito, pinapahalagahan at binibigyang-karangalan natin ang mga inialay na sakripisyo ng mga bayaning Pilipino. Kaakibat ng pagdakila natin sa kanila, tinatawag tayong makiambag at ipagpatuloy ang sinimulan nilang laban—sa maliit man o malaking paraan—para sa ikabubuti ng ating sambayanan.
Looking back on what we have achieved together, I can say, with all certainty: We look to the horizon with great optimism. Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, on this note, I wish to invite you and everyone to join me in a toast:
Mr. Prime Minister, in my remaining months in office, I can only assure you that Thailand will continue to enjoy the friendship of a Philippines that aspires to build a just, prosperous, and inclusive ASEAN Community, one that is a wellspring of opportunity for all peoples, one that continues on the straight path to stability and progress, and one in which no citizen is left behind.
Nagsisikap nga tayong tugunan ang lahat ng kayang tugunan, at ang panawagan ko po: Makiisa at dagdagan ang pang-unawa at pasensiya. Sa inyo namang pakikiambag, masisiguro nating sabay-sabay tayong uunlad.
Bahagi po ito ng ating malawakang estratehiya upang iangat ang antas ng pamumuhay ng ating mga kababayan. Sa pagtutulungan ng DPWH, DSWD, DILG, MMDA, NHA at iba pang ahensiya ng gobyerno, at sa pakikiambag ng mga non-government organizations, civil society groups, at ng bawat disenteng Pilipino, sinisiguro nating mas maganda ang kalagayan ng ating mga Boss kaysa sa ating dinatnan.
We are pleased to know that the Philippine economy grew by 5.6 percent for the second quarter of the year.
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