[English translation] January 28, 2015: President Benigno S. Aquino III addressed the nation on the incident that killed 44 SAF members in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.
Sa laban upang isulong ang transpormasyon sa lipunan, nakakataba po talaga ng pusong malaman na hindi tayo nag-iisa. Nang tahakin po natin ang landas na ito kasama ang mga taong gaya ninyo, pati na ang milyon-minyong pang indibidwal na inyo pong nabigyang inspirasyon, lalong lumalakas ang aming loob na gawin ang mga kailangan pang gawin: ang sama-samang mangarap, at sa gabay at pagpapala ng Panginoon, ay tuparin ang ating mga kolektibong hangarin.
As the Pope invigorates our flock, may we too serve as agents of renewal and galvanize our might for the inclusive and responsible stewardship of our nation.
Ipakita po natin ang pakikisama at pagtutulungan, nang matiyak nating magiging mataimtim at mapayapa ang pagbisita ni Pope Francis sa ating bansa.
We welcome you to the Philippines, a country home to a creative, dynamic, and talented people; a nation that has, for the past five years, shown the world that reform and integrity work; and a place of genuine warmth and friendship.
A promising future beckons for us all as we near the fifth year of daang matuwid and open yet another chapter in our journey towards the fulfillment of our collective aspirations. The previous year was a fortunate time for us, marked by notable milestones and achievements across many facets of our society. Back in 2013, we secured investment grade status from the three most prominent credit ratings agencies in the world. In 2014, we sustained this upward trajectory as, last May, Standard & Poors gave us another ratings upgrade, followed by Moody’s this November. These have made the Philippines a more attractive destination for investments and tourists, both of which have seen significant increases last year, creating jobs and stimulating the economy.
Watch President Aquino’s video message for New Year 2015.
The Filipino people stand united in celebrating the life of a man who, throughout his life, sought to uplift the circumstances of his motherland and fellows: We honor Gat Jose Rizal—his courage, deeds, and generosity of spirit.
Today, we come together in celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Upon a manger, our Savior was brought into the world, bringing renewed hope and joy into humanity. The Nativity story tells us of humility and compassion; these are same values upon which our government is founded and to this day, serves: We are here to protect your interests and to put your welfare above all else.
Narito ang video ng mensahe ni Pangulong Aquino para sa Kapaskuhan ngayong taon.