My warmest greetings to all the Filipinos around the world, as we commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the People Power Revolution.
We Filipinos continue to demonstrate the same ideals of unity and patriotism that freed us from oppression 25 years ago. These values embody our determination to tackle the challenges of today. Thus, this celebration is not only a day to remember, but also a day to affirm our duty to our fellow Filipinos and to our country. I am grateful for our countrymen abroad who have been keenly following the course of our country’s progress and have remained proud of our multifaceted heritage, which defines our identity as one people. Now that we are in a period of transformation, let us keep alive the spirit of People Power and democracy, as we work together and fulfill our aspiration of a peaceful and progressive Philippines.
We are moving forward in this era of daylight and hope, and it is incumbent upon each of us to take on the responsibility of realizing our dreams for our beloved country on the straight and righteous path to change.
BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
MALACAÑAN PALACE, MANILA
26 February 2011