MANILA, Philippines–Malacanang has released President Aquino’s New Year’s speech on December 30, 2012.
PNoy talked about the government’s success in 2012 and the bright future of the country for Year 2013.
PNoy recounted the successful campaign of the government against corruption and mismanagement of resources. He also mentioned about the Bangsamoro Agreement and the growth of the nation’s GNP.
He advised the Filipino people to vote wisely in the coming elections, as well.
President Aquino ended his speech with a call for cooperation and unity:
“Ang aking hiling ngayong 2013, ituloy lang natin ang bayanihan. Kapit bisig tayong humakbang tungo sa maliwanag at masaganang kinabukasan ng ating bayan. Muli po kasama po ninyo akong umaasa na ang ating bagong taon ay di hamak na mas maganda sa nakalipas na taon.”
(“My appeal for 2013 is for us to continue helping each other. Let’s join hands and step towards our country’s brighter and prosperous future. Once again, I am one with you in hoping that our New Year would certainly be better than the past year.”)
Below is President Aquino’s full speech, as uploaded by RTVMalacanang.