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.

Message of President Aquino to the Philippine Association of Medical Technologists on the occasion of the 8th North Luzon Regional Conference, July 17, 2014

Our medical laboratories hold the key to advancing the overall health and quality of life of our people; they are at the forefront in fighting against disease, in understanding the human body, and in developing better food and medicine. We rely on medical technologists in this task as your knowledge, skills, and training are crucial to the success of these facilities. It is my hope that this conference will further ingrain the ideals of quality and excellence in your profession, so that you may remain vital contributors to our nation’s ongoing revitalization.

Message of President Aquino to the delegates of the Second ASEAN Endodontic Forum, July 12, 2014

I welcome your gathering knowing that as it charts the development of endodontics, it will raise the bar of excellence among our professionals. May it enable our dentists to confront the challenges of their discipline now set against an even more dynamic milieu. Take inspiration in the opportunities the ASEAN Community is anticipated to bring, and remain united and steadfast agents of rejuvenation.

Message of President Aquino to the San Francisco Bay Area Alumni of Bohol Provincial Hospital School of Nursing on the occasion of their 11th Annual Reunion, July 4, 2014

Even as Filipinos navigate the global landscape, we continue to witness solidarity and cooperation among kababayans. Gatherings like yours reinforce the linkages between our people, and empower us to wield our collective strength to the advantage of the entire nation. May your reunion renew your sense of purpose, while also allowing you to relive the joy and memories of yesteryear and concretizing your aspirations for your home province Bohol, and our entire country.

Message of President Aquino on the observance of Ramadhan

The Philippines continues to grow more robust as our communities make their diversity a source of strength, open themselves up to new insights, and welcome each other as one people. May the blessed teachings of the Holy Qur’an guide you in this time of fasting and prayer, and allow you to contribute more passionately towards building a better future for our countrymen.

Message of President Aquino to the Quezon City Medical Society on the occasion of their 30th Annual Convention and Induction Ceremonies, June 26, 2014

May you take this opportunity to reaffirm your commitment to securing the health and empowerment of our kababayans in Quezon City, by adopting new technologies and approaches to managing non-communicable diseases (NCDs); may this convention be a platform to sustain your solidarity and the tradition of excellence that makes your organization among our key contributors to establishing a more productive citizenry.

Message of President Aquino to the Batangas I Electric Cooperative Inc. on the occasion of their 42nd Founding Anniversary, June 14, 2014

The Philippines continues to gain momentum towards establishing a robust economic and business environment. Our efforts to bring comprehensive electrification to every sitio and barangay in the country help ensure that our citizens are provided with the means to pursue their aspirations with the comforts and conveniences of modern technology. Your contributions to this mission have empowered the citizens of Batangas to become more active and engaged participants in nation-building. May this event inspire your members to create more opportunities for our people to thrive in this era of renewal.

Message of President Aquino to the Filipino-American Community of Chicago, Illinois on the occasion of the 116th Independence Celebration for Metro Chicago, June 7, 2014

The Filipino people have become a global community whose contributions to their locales demonstrate our collective tenacity, skill, and intelligence. Our forefathers worked with courage to craft a unique and multifaceted identity which upholds the spirit of kinship and camaraderie. This event is an affirmation of our heritage and history; may it also serve to inspire and direct us on a path to creating better opportunities for our countrymen, and empower the Filipino-American community of Chicago to become even more active and engaged contributors to public welfare.

Message of President Aquino to the Filipino-American Community of Chicagoland, Illinois, USA on the commemoration of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence, June 7, 2014

May this commemoration rouse in each of us the passion for country and fellowmen; let our gatherings underscore the promise of democracy, enriched by our efforts to rid our communities of the vestige of decades of corruption, and by our collective determination to empower all our kababayans.

Message of President Aquino to the PENTAMED Group of Hospitals on the occasion of their 21st Annual Postgraduate Course in Obstetrics and Gynecology, June 2, 2014

In this endeavor, let your oath to improve the quality of life of your patients galvanize you to work in unison, build sustainable support systems in our localities, and collectively afford our fellowmen the care and services they deserve. You are all in especially impactful positions to rejuvenate our communities; may you employ your fullest capacities to lead Filipinos to a more dynamic and promising tomorrow.