Message of President Aquino to the Stroke Society of the Philippines on the occasion of their 15th SSP Annual Convention, July 31, 2014

Our collective success depends on the willingness of all sectors of society to rise to the challenge of citizenship. May integrity, accountability, and excellence continue to be the values that forge our present revitalization. May these continue to define your pursuits and sustain our momentum along the straight path towards an equitably progressive future.


Message of President Aquino to the Muslim Community in the Philippines on the occasion of the Eid’l Fitr, July 29, 2014

We continue to build a more harmonious, more just country as we begin to ease the disquiet that has long shaken our lands. The recent signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro proves that, even through all the conflicts that we have endured, we remain one nation bound by a common dream: A new era of peace that will redound to the upliftment of the lives of our kababayans. Let us sustain the gains of positive reform and be steadfast stewards of unity and development in our society.


[English] Benigno S. Aquino III, fifth State of the Nation Address, July 28, 2014

The transformation we are experiencing now, we can make permanent with the guidance of God. As long as your faith remains strong—as long as we continue serving as each other’s strength—we will continue proving that “the Filipino is worth dying for,” “the Filipino is worth living for,” and if I might add: “The Filipino is worth fighting for.”


Benigno S. Aquino III, fifth State of the Nation Address, July 28, 2014

Ang transpormasyong tinatamasa natin ngayon, ay magagawa nating permanente sa gabay ng Panginoon. Hangga’t buo ang ating pananalig at tiwala, at hangga’t nagsisilbi tayong lakas ng isa’t isa, patuloy nating mapapatunayan na, “the Filipino is worth dying for” , “the Filipino is worth living for,” at idadagdag ko naman po: “The Filipino is definitely worth fighting for.”


[English] Speech of President Aquino at the celebration of the Mabini sesquicentennial

President Aquino: “It is my obligation to help my Bosses achieve clarity of thought, and impart to them the necessary information, so that all can see what is right and what is just. This is how we choose to follow the example set by Apolinario Mabini—he who said, ‘We are bound by one fate, by the same joys and sorrows, and by common aspirations and interests’.”


Speech of President Aquino at the celebration of the Mabini sesquicentennial

Obligasyon ko pong tulungan ang ating mga Boss na magkaroon ng liwanag ng kaisipan, at magkaloob ng wastong impormasyon, upang makita ng lahat kung ano ang tama at makatwiran. Ganito po natin pinipiling sundan ang halimbawang iniwan ni Apolinario Mabini, na siya ngang nagsabing, “Iisa ang ating kapalaran, iisa din ang ating tuwa at kalungkutan, at magkakaayon ang lahat ng ating mithiin at interes.


Message of President Aquino to The Philippine Centre on the occasion of their 30th Barrio Fiesta in London, July 19, 2014

May this event weave meaningful new threads of cooperation and understanding in the rich tapestry of the Global Filipino. May it be a cornerstone of progress for your organization, bringing greater prosperity to our countrymen, and allowing them to be embodiments of joy and compassion to their fellowmen.