The task of advancing our country is likely to be successful if undertaken in a more participative and collaborative manner. I invite all of you to take part in our collective task of nation-building. Together, let us maximize the opportunities made available by our present revitalization to strengthen our economy, transform our society, and fulfill our collective aspirations.
President Aquino: I am hopeful that, having seen our resurgence these past four years and eleven months, our countrymen will protect the progress we have made; that before I step down from office, they will have cast their votes for a successor who will build upon our achievements.
Pangulong Aquino: Ang pakiusap ko po: Huwag tayong titigil; huwag tayong makontento sa nagawa na; mag-isip pa tayo ng paraan para ba lalong mapaganda ‘yung iiwan nating biyaya, pakinabang, serbisyo sa taumbayan na siya namang lumikha at talagang tumatangkilik sa atin at sumusuporta sa atin.
Pangulong Aquino: Nalulugod po tayong makabalik ng Pilipinas, galing sa matagumpay nating pagbisita sa Estados Unidos at Canada. Alam naman po ninyo, talagang malapit sa atin ang dalawang bansang ito.
Ito na nga lang po ang hamon sa ating lahat: Diligan pa ang ipinunla nating mga reporma sa Daang Matuwid; pagyamanin pa ang maganda nating nasimulan; patuloy pang abutin ang mga pangarap na inakala nating hindi natin mararating.
President Aquino: “Mr. Prime Minister, please accept my gratitude for the hospitality the people and government of Canada have extended to me and my delegation on my first state visit to your country.”
Today, just as the Philippines thanks Canada, we also commit ourselves to strengthen the already robust friendship between us, and endeavor to forge a kind of economic relationship that redounds to the betterment of the peoples of Canada and the Philippines.
President Benigno S. Aquino III delivered the following remarks upon arriving at Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on May 7, 2015. He is in Canada for a state visit upon the invitation of the Prime Minister.
As part of a working visit to the United States, President Benigno S. Aquino III met and spoke with members of the Filipino community in Chicago, Illinois. The meet was held in the J.W. Marriott Hotel. Read an English translation of the transcript.
As part of a working visit to the United States, President Benigno S. Aquino III met and spoke with members of the Filipino community in Chicago, Illinois. The meet was held in the J.W. Marriott Hotel. Watch the video and read a transcript of the President’s speech.