Our respective histories speak of our peoples’ deep regard for freedom: We have fought countless battles to secure our liberties; and the mature, proactive democracy that we now enjoy is the legacy that we shall proudly bequeath to coming generations.
Our vision of an inclusive and prosperous society is within reach, and we count on your solidarity to fuel our journey towards this destination. May your excellence and integrity help elevate the standards of Philippine medicine and help us realize lasting, equitable progress.
Glan has been blessed with an abundance of natural resources and destinations that bolster your tourism, industry, and trade. Apart from that, this milestone in your community’s history reflects the resilience and determination of the people who have enabled you to become a hub of agriculture and entrepreneurship in the region. May you be responsible and devoted stewards of these gifts, and use them to foster peace and prosperity throughout Socsksargen, to usher in even greater advancements for the entire country.
The Philippines is now in the midst of an unprecedented resurgence, harnessing its potential as an economic tiger and securing a leading role in the international arena. This reflects the growing confidence and optimism of the private sector and our citizenry, which are primarily due to our collective resolve to uproot corruption in government, and pursue measures geared towards transparency and accountability in the bureaucracy.
May this fiesta likewise renew your commitment to the straight and righteous path and further empower you as staunch ambassadors of Filipino pride. As one nation, let us deploy our passions to building an even more equitably progressive Philippines for all our countrymen.
President Benigno S. Aquino III greets the Filipino Muslim community as they celebrate Eidul Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice.
The global arena has become the Filipinos’ stage as we continually demonstrate our trademark professionalism, excellence, and resourcefulness, and uphold our dynamic presence amidst today’s increasingly competitive milieu. We in government recognize the potential of this gathering as a wellspring of innovative ideas and perspectives that will provide insight as we refine our roadmap for sustainable development. May you approach the challenges of your discipline with passion and determination, as you help build a more equitably progressive Philippines.
We find in Gat Jose Rizal a true citizen—an individual galvanized by his vision for our country and people. Let us strive to emulate his work and let our desire for reform affect all aspects of our life; let us become the agents of positive transformation that bequeaths an empowered tomorrow for all.
We are glad to have the PCOM working with the Department of Labor and Employment, the Bureau of Working Conditions, and the Occupational Safety and Health Center in implementing health and safety standards, in ensuring that our workers are taken care of, and in building safer, more comfortable working environments for our people. May this midyear convention be an opportunity to further expand your knowledge and skills in occupational medicine, so that you may use it to help create a better, healthier nation.
Let me also congratulate you for your 24 years in advancing the good of our countrymen; your success as one collective is among our many accomplishments in our journey on the straight and righteous path. Let us stay this course and define our pursuits with integrity, transparency, and accountability, as the guide posts that will help transform our national aspirations into tangible realities.