[Filipino] Message of President Aquino during the general audience with Pope Francis in Malacañan Palace

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.

Message of President Aquino during the presentation of credentials of resident and non-resident ambassadors-designate

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.

Message of President Aquino for the New Year

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.

Message of President Aquino to the Filipino people as we celebrate Christmas Day, December 25, 2014

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.