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.
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.”
The Technical Report is a useful supplement to the SONA. It details the points and programs laid out by the spoken address. The following is the SONA Technical Report for the year 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.”
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’.”
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.
Bilang mga tagasunod ng Panginoon, lagi sana tayong magtulungan sa pagtataguyod ng ikabubuti ng lahat; lagi sana tayong maging bukal ng pag-asa at paglingap sa ating kapwa, lalo na sa mas nangangailangan.