Speech of President Aquino on the Framework Agreement with the MILF, October 7, 2012 (full English)

For so long, it was impossible to even aspire for these things. But we have proven: Nothing is impossible to those who are willing to unite, to work for solutions, and to act towards consensus. Finally, we have achieved peace, a peace that will serve as the foundation of our dreams for Bangsamoro, for Mindanao, and for the entire Filipino nation.

Speech of President Aquino at the opening of the B/E Aerospace, Inc. facility in Tanauan, Batangas, October 3, 2012

I can cite two reasons behind the progress that the aviation industry in the Philippines is making: First, companies have come to realize that Filipinos, with the professionalism and quality work we provide, are more than worth the cost when compared to competing labor forces in the region. The second is that our administration has focused on adopting policies that level the playing field for those who want to do business in this country—cutting red tape, reducing opportunities for corruption, and giving companies the right kind of competitive incentives to set up shop here.

[English translation] Speech of President Aquino during the presentation of the administration Senate slate, October 1, 2012

I can assure you this: these twelve candidates our alliance is offering are the ones who will help us reap the fruits of the reforms we have laid out these past two years, three months, and one day (and that is not an approximate count). They swear to us: They are not thieves. They will further accelerate the change we have been enjoying. They will not betray your trust. You, our countrymen, are still our bosses.

Speech of President Aquino during the presentation of the administration Senate slate, October 1, 2012

Mga Boss: Kayo ang magdedesisyon sa tatahakin ng ating bansa. Kayo ang magdedesisyon kung magpapatuloy tayo sa tama. Kailangan pong dumagundong ang mensahe: tama ang reporma, tama ang pagbabago, tama ang ginawa ninyo sa dalawang taon. Gusto pa naming lalong pumaspas, at ibinibigay namin sa inyo ang mga katulong ninyong lalong magpapabilis sa pagbabago. Huwag nating sayangin ang pagkakataon na magsama para bumuo ng isang orkestrang iisa ang tunog, iisa ang kumpas, iisa ang timpla na magpapatuloy ng magandang himig na ating tinatamasa—sa halip na mga soloistang sintunado at sarili lang ang pinahahalagahan.

Speech of President Aquino at the inauguration of the North Rizal Water Systems Project, September 28, 2012

Patunay po ang araw na ito: sa pagtatanggal ng bulok sa sistema, sa pagsasala sa mga burak sa burukrasya, sa kalakhang kilos natin upang linisin ang pamahalaan, dumadalisay ang daloy ng pagseserbisyo natin sa bayan. Diretso ang pakinabang sa tao, at nag-uumapaw ang serbisyong dapat lamang na matanggap ng mamamayang Pilipino.

Speech of President Aquino at the launch of the memoir of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, September 27, 2012

May all of us hope to live as long, and as vivid a life as Manong Johnny; and may all of us seek, in this book, the lessons that will allow us to advance as a people. May I say, thank you, Manong Johnny, for sharing your thoughts, your ideas, your viewpoint that undoubtedly will enrich all of our people.

Speech of President Aquino at the Liberal Party-Bohol mass oath-taking, September 26, 2012

Bigyan ang Pilipino ng pagkakataong tama, na mangyayari po ‘yan, kung maihalal natin ang mga tamang tao sa iba’t ibang puwesto na talagang nakatutok sa kapwa at hindi sa sarili. Talaga naman pong lilingunan natin natin maski sino at talagang taas-noo nating masasabing ang laki na ng pinagbago. At ‘yung susunod na salinlahi, tatandaan na tayo at sasabihing nanindigan tayo para sa kinabukasan nila.

Speech of President Aquino at the first Barangay Day celebration, September 26, 2012

Sa araw pong ito, pinapatunayan natin na ginhawa at kaunlaran ang bunga ng mabuting pamamahala. Gobernador man, kapitan ng barangay, o kasapi ng Sangguniang Kabataan, lahat may magagawa para iangat ang kapwa. Tulad ng mga pinarangalan nating mga pinuno ng barangay at mga Lupong Tagapamayapa, maaari tayong makiambag sa kultura ng katapatan na nagdudulot ng mga positibong bunga sa bayan. Sa pagtutulungan lamang natin matitiyak na makakamit natin ang ating mithiin: isang bansa na maunlad, makatarungan, at may patas na pagkakataon para sa lahat. Samahan po ninyo ako: kapit-bisig nating tahakin ang tuwid na daan.