President’s Day: July 26, 2013

At 3:00 p.m., President Benigno S. Aquino III attended the 24th National Annual Convention of the School for Reserve Commission and the AFP Officer Candidate School Alumni Association, Inc. (SRC/AFPOCSAAI) held at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City where he delivered a speech. This year’s convention theme was “Team OCS: Kaisa ng Sambayanan para sa Pagsusulong […]


Talumpati ni Pangulong Aquino sa 24th National Convention of the School for Reserve Commission/AFP Officers Candidate School Alumni Association Inc., ika-26 ng Hulyo 2013

Sa lahat ng bumubuo ng Sandatahang Lakas: Nananalig ako sa inyong dangal at kabayanihan upang manatiling ligtas at payapa ang bawat sulok ng bansa. Bawat problemang ating nalalampasan; lahat ng pagkilala ng mundo sa mga pagbabagong tinatamasa ng ating bayan, anumang tagumpay ng ating pamahalaan, bahagi palagi ang inyong hanay dito.


[English] Benigno S. Aquino III, Fourth State of the Nation Address, July 22, 2013

This is our fourth SONA. When I was a congressman, the people of Tarlac were my strength. When I became a senator and until now, in my Presidency, the people of our country have been there. You are my strength. As we continue doing our part—and as we continue placing faith in our fellowmen and in God—I tell you: It will still be you who will make certain that what we have begun here will continue; you will be the ones who will make sure that we will completely eradicate corruption; you will be the ones who will make sure that we will never again stray from the straight and righteous path.


Benigno S. Aquino III, Fourth State of the Nation Address, July 22, 2013

Ito po ang aking ikaapat na SONA. Noong ako’y Congressman, ang mga taga-Tarlac ang aking lakas; nang ako’y maging Senador, at hanggang ngayon, sa aking pagkapangulo, nariyan ang sambayanan—Pilipinas, kayo ang aking lakas. Sa patuloy nating pag-aambagan at pananalig sa kapwa at sa Maykapal, sinasabi ko po sa inyo: Kayo pa rin ang sisigurong magpapatuloy ang ating nasimulan; kayo ang sisigurong mabubura na nang tuluyan ang mga mukha ng katiwalian; kayo ang sisigurong hinding-hindi na tayo muling lilihis sa tuwid na daan.


Talumpati ni Pangulong Aquino sa Ignatian Festival 2013, ika-20 ng Hulyo 2013

Ngayong kaharap ko po kayong mga kapwa-Atenista, hinihimok ko kayong makiisa sa positibong transpormayon ng bansa. Huwag ninyo sanang ikukulong sa mga gusali’t pasilyo ng paaralang ito ang diwa ng inyong pagka-Atenista. Saanmang silid kayo nag-aaral o nagtuturo, saanmang opisina kayo nagtatrabaho, saanmang ahensiya kayo nagseserbisyo—isabuhay ninyo ang diwa ng inyong pagka-Atenista; maging man-for-others kayo, na hindi lamang nabubuhay para sa sarili, kundi lalo’t para sa kapwa.


Speech of President Aquino at the courtesy call of the 8th Ambassadors, Consul General, and Tourism Directors’ Tour, July 11, 2013

As I welcome and thank you today, I likewise invite you to join us—to do whatever part you can in building a Philippines that truly lives up to its potential—like being informal Philippine ambassadors by telling your friends back home just how fun it is here. The spirit of bayanihan—the spirit of coming together to lift each other up—burns bright in every Filipino, and far though you may be, I know that it resides in you. Our country is in an upswing, and I invite you, and every Filipino out there, to help keep our momentum going—to help us bequeath to future generations a Philippines they can be truly proud of.