Speeches of the President of the Philippines

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[English translation] Speech of President Aquino at the Philippine National Police change of command ceremony, December 18, 2012

Published on Tuesday, 18 December, 2012 - 11:12

Speech of His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III President of the Philippines At the Philippine National Police change of command [This is an English translation of speech delivered at Camp Crame, Quezon City, on December 18, 2012] Thank you. Good day. … Continue reading →

Speech of President Aquino at the Bulong Pulungan Christmas Party, December 18, 2012

Published on Tuesday, 18 December, 2012 - 08:17

Ito na nga lang po siguro ang hiling ko sa bumubuo ng Bulong Pulungan ngayong Pasko: Kasabay ng inyong araw-araw na trabaho, huwag sana ninyong kakaligtaang isama sa inyong panalangin ang mga kababayan nating hanggang ngayon ay nababalot ng pighati’t pagdurusa. Lalo lamang pong nagiging malinaw: ang panahon ng Kapaskuhan ay panahon din ng bayanihan; bilang mga Pilipino, tinatawag tayo upang higit na magdamayan at magbigayan. Sa abot ng ating makakaya, ipaabot natin sa mga nasalanta ang ating pagkalinga; iparamdam natin sa kanila na hindi sila nag-iisa. Continue reading →

Speech of President Aquino at the Philippine National Police change of command ceremony, December 18, 2012

Published on Tuesday, 18 December, 2012 - 05:44

Malinaw ang atas ng sambayanan sa buong Kapulisan: ang maging ehemplo ng dangal, katarungan, at pananagutan. Nawa’y ang paglisan ng isang mabuting pinuno, at ang paghalili ng isang bagong taga-timon ng PNP, ay magsilbing hudyat ng mas makabuluhan at mas mabilis na pag-arangkada, hindi lang ng mga pulis, kundi ng bawat lingkod-bayan. Sama-sama nating tutukan ang kapakanan ng isa’t isa, at tiyak na mapipitas natin ang ating kolektibong mga pangarap para sa ating nag-iisang bansa. Continue reading →

Statement of President Aquino on the tragedy in Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, December 15, 2012

Published on Saturday, 15 December, 2012 - 07:04

At this time of the deepest mourning over the tragic loss of life in Connecticut, I extend the deepest sympathy and solidarity to the families of those who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Continue reading →

Speech of President Aquino at the Philippine Coast Guard change of command, December 14, 2012

Published on Friday, 14 December, 2012 - 04:34

Kung kailangan nating doblehin ang ating mga babala; kung kailangan nating triplehin ang ating mga paghahanda; kung kailangan natin silang ilikas isang linggo bago pa man sumalanta ang malakas na ulan at pagbaha, gagawin natin lahat ito dahil tungkulin nating tiyakin na mailayo sa kapahamakan ang ating mga kababayan sa abot po ng ating makakaya. Ito ang tungkulin ko; ito ang tungkulin ninyo, ito ang tungkulin ng Tanod Baybayin ng Pilipinas; ito ang tungkulin ng bawat kawani ng pamahalaan na pinagkatiwalaan ng taumbayan. Continue reading →

Speech of President Aquino at the 79th foundation anniversary of DOLE, December 13, 2012

Published on Thursday, 13 December, 2012 - 05:20

Napitas po natin ang mga tagumpay sa nakalipas na mahigit dalawa’t kalahating taon dahil marami ang nagtiwala sa ating plataporma: sa pagkakaisa’t tapat na pamamahala, maitutuwid ang baluktot na sistema. Maraming salamat po sa DOLE, at sa maraming Pilipinong tumaya, kumilos, at pumanig sa tama. Ipagpatuloy lang po natin ito. Continue reading →

Speech of President Aquino at the 15th Philippine Quality Awards, December 12, 2012

Published on Wednesday, 12 December, 2012 - 08:00

The dream is this: that decades from now, during the 50th or 60th Philippine Quality Awards ceremony—hopefully, I will have a glimpse of either one of them—we’ll have even more awardees here. And they will be saying that in December of 2012, they saw how these five companies built their success in this country through a meaningful relationship with the talented Filipino work force. They will be saying how they were convinced that they, too, wanted to go down that path of compassion and excellence. I am certain that as long as all of us—private companies, government, and the Filipino people alike—continue down this never-ending road of self-improvement, we will weather any storm; we will get back up; and we will get to the point where our products and services and, and most importantly, our people, will truly shine in the world stage continuously. Continue reading →

Speech of President Aquino during the opening ceremonies of the 2012 SEAMO-INNOTECH 13th International Conference, December 11, 2012

Published on Tuesday, 11 December, 2012 - 10:19

Given recent events, it is all the more apparent how technology can be used to make great gains in any sector: It helped our government and the Filipino people to take action, coordinate efforts, and spread information both in times of crises and in times of peace. And technology has also provided us with a wealth of learning material. The images, videos, and eyewitness or official accounts that proliferated in the wake of typhoon Pablo will remain on record as a sober reminder of the need for safer, greener communities and the importance of working together to preserve the environment and to mitigate the effects of disasters. There is also a positive record of public and private efforts to study: so we know what practices should be continued, what mechanisms can be improved, and what initiatives government can make to reduce loss of life. Continue reading →

Speech of President Aquino at the International Conference on Retail Markets, December 11, 2012

Published on Tuesday, 11 December, 2012 - 08:43

As you work your hardest to move your sector forward and to ensure a reliable energy supply for this country, so will your government, and so will the Filipino people. The past week has been very difficult for us, but our countrymen have always shown that no storm can ever dampen the spirit of the Filipino. So I ask every person in this room and every citizen of this country: Let us continue our pursuit of excellence in our respective fields. I am certain that as long as we fulfill our individual responsibilities towards the collective task of building this nation, this country of ours will always make it through the storm and emerge stronger under the broad light of day. Continue reading →

Speech of President Aquino at the ceremonial signing of the new AFP Modernization Act, December 11, 2012

Published on Tuesday, 11 December, 2012 - 05:11

Malinaw po: Mula man sa araw-araw na pagbasag natin sa record high ng Philippine Stock Exchange o sa makasaysayang kasunduang pangkapayapaan sa Bangsamoro, at ngayon, ang mas moderno't matibay na pambansang tanggulan dahil sa new AFP Modernization Act, patuloy nating binibigyan si Juan dela Cruz ng dahilan upang ipagmalaki ang kaniyang bandila't bayan. Binibigyan natin siya ng dahilan upang ipaglaban ang kaniyang karapatan dahil alam niyang patas ang timbangan ng katarungan. Binibigyan natin siya ng dahilan upang manindigan para sa mapayapa't malayang pamumuhay dahil alam niyang nasa panig niya ang Sandatahang Lakas ng Pilipinas: mga kawal na hindi lang puro tapang at modernong gamit ang inaasahan. Continue reading →

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