Message of President Aquino to the 35th Manila International Book Fair, September 17, 2014

Our fight to establish a better, brighter future for the Filipino people begins with our battle against ignorance, which the worst among us have used to shroud our nation in darkness and inveigled our citizens to demand less of their leaders. By ensuring that we are well-informed and by giving ourselves the opportunities to acquire new knowledge and skills, we raise the level of our collective intelligence and pave a path towards a mature, vibrant democracy. May we remain committed and united in this endeavor, to steer our country towards lasting, equitable progress.

Message of President Aquino to the Philippine Society of Oncology on the occasion of their 50th Anniversary, September 11, 2014

The Filipino people are determined to finally rid our society of the cancer of apathy, corruption, and dishonesty that has eroded our people’s hopes and stood in the way of a brighter tomorrow. We have already made great strides in our journey of transformation and we can do so much more: Let this be the time we build the empowered, equitably progressive Philippines we rightfully deserve.

Message of President Aquino to the University of San Agustin Alumni Association-Midwest Chapter on the occasion of their 30th Anniversary and Reunion, September 6, 2014

The floodgates of opportunity are unfolding for the Filipino people, ushering in a chapter of renewed hope in our continuing narrative. We have endured and persevered through challenges and emerged empowered to carry on in our journey towards revitalization; let us foster the momentum that will move us closer to the fulfillment of our aspirations and bequeath to coming generations the legacy of a fully-transformed, equitably progressive Philippines.

Message of President Aquino to the Filipino people on launching the National Peace Consciousness Month, September 4, 2014

Tipunin nawa tayo ng okasyong ito upang higit na mapagtibay ang ating paninindigan para sa kapayapaan. Tulungan nawa tayo nitong paghilumin ang mga pilat ng nakaraan at pagtibayin ang ugnayan ng Pilipinong minsang binalot ng pag-aalinlangan. Sa magkasama nating pamamanatang buuin ang isang tahimik at maunlad na bansa, patuloy nating naisasakatuparan ang pangarap nating kinabukasan para sa susunod na henerasyon.

Message of President Aquino to the Banag-Banag Inc. (Bisayan Speaking Association in New South Wales, Australia on the occasion of their 20th Anniversary, August 30, 2014

Different islands constitute our nation, yet we are galvanized by a shared vision of building a better, more empowered Philippines. Let us remain steadfast in achieving this goal, extending our capacities to steer our country forward unerring along the straight and righteous path.

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 Association of Safety Practitioners of the Philippines Inc. on the occasion of their 16th Occupational Safety and Health National Convention, August 27, 2014

Filipino workers are known for their commitment, dedication, and loyalty: Their skill and competence serve as the pillars of various enterprises; they lend their strength to the success of the institutions they serve. As safety practitioners, it is through your expertise that we secure the wellbeing of our labor force. May you continue to guide employers towards building more dynamic, efficient workspaces and elevating their safety practices to stand at par with international standards. May this gathering be a galvanizing and empowering platform, as you refine your strategies and adapt to the changes of today’s rapidly shifting milieu.

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 Philippine Blood Coordinating Council on the occasion of their 31st Annual Convention, August 20, 2014

It is my hope that this event enables your organization to strengthen education and proper guidance in blood banking. As healthcare is a vital priority in ensuring public welfare, your advocacy of voluntary blood donation and its safe, rational use will empower our professionals to create more organized systems to secure an ample, clean, and accessible supply for our countrymen. May this convention help elevate the quality of Transfusion Medicine in our country and bolster camaraderie and excellence in its practitioners.