Message of President Aquino to the Philippine Academy of Family Physicians Inc. on the occasion of their 20th Midyear Convention, August 28, 2014

As the Philippines continues to journey towards greater development, physicians become more vital to our collective mission to create a prosperous society. This event is an opportunity for your organization to pool your knowledge, skills, and resources to foster a more vibrant Filipino medical community. May your convention help initiate relevant and timely modes of addressing the challenges of your profession, and in this process elevate the health of the Filipino people.

Message of President Aquino to the Filipino people on the occasion of National Heroes Day 2014

Today, we are reminded of the brave men and women who laid down their lives for the liberty that we cherish today. We are, and will forever be, indebted to their sacrifice. We sustain their legacy as we persist in weaving their dream of a free, inclusive, and empowered Philippines into a tangible reality.

Message of President Aquino to the Stroke Society of the Philippines on the occasion of their 15th SSP Annual Convention, July 31, 2014

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.

Message of President Aquino to the Muslim Community in the Philippines on the occasion of the Eid’l Fitr, July 29, 2014

We continue to build a more harmonious, more just country as we begin to ease the disquiet that has long shaken our lands. The recent signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro proves that, even through all the conflicts that we have endured, we remain one nation bound by a common dream: A new era of peace that will redound to the upliftment of the lives of our kababayans. Let us sustain the gains of positive reform and be steadfast stewards of unity and development in our society.

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.