Neither will I be immobilized into inaction by the fear that I will commit an act that will expose me to public condemnation or legal prosecution.
You harm the children in whose hands the future of this Republic is entrusted, and I will hound you to the very gates of hell.
As president, I am reiterating my unwavering support and commitment to the soldiers of our Armed Forces and the members of our police force, [APPLAUSE] those who are on the ground and in the battlefields, and those who are risking their lives for our country and our democracy. To those who oppose and think that all these efforts are out of order, I hold myself – me and me alone should be responsible. Caught in the crossfire between government troops and Muslim extremists, they have been through hell and we need to help them rise and move forward. And yet the Constitution requires you to be 100 percent – media – Filipino. Punta tayo doon sa Diwalwal, doon sa [inaudible] and I will show you the river. But doon sa right at the start of the boundary, where the millings are started, the water there is not clear, it is not brown, it is black. even the first spade, even the first spade full of earth that you extract and throw it away [is] of no use. But it reduces into something – the damage that you have caused.
If we cannot provide for the poor and the needy who are many, then we will not be able to keep from harm the rich who are few. Rappler, try to pierce the identity and you will end up [finding] American ownership. Ito ang deal ko sa inyo: Either I will raise the taxes, ang kumikita niyan i-reserve ko to compensate for those who are suffering and in agony. Your one peso will win one million from me if I am lying. Ngayon, ’pag tinarget tayo ng mga gagong NPA na ’yan eh problema natin ‘yan lahat. Bakante ang presidency, bakante ang Senado pati ang congressman. Itabi mo lang ’yan diyan eh because it’s an open pi. is already the first spade there is the decreasing of Mother Earth.
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and the members of the Senate; Pantaleon Alvarez, the Speaker, and the members of the House of Representatives; Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo; former Presidents Fidel Ramos, Joseph Estrada, and former President Gloria Arroyo; Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno of the Supreme Court and the members of courts; Archbishop [Giuseppe] Pinto and the distinguished guests of the diplomatic corps; Secretary Salvador Medialdea and the members of the Cabinet; my fellow workers in government; my countrymen: When I took my oath of office a year or so ago, I knew that our country was reeling from a multitude of problems. By this time kung walang upheaval, no regeneration will occur. Kung ganun mo na lang ’yung – embrace mo ‘yung apo mo sa pangalawang asawa. Come to think of it really, they say that there is no perfect instrument or human acumen can really predict earthquake. Kasi kung magdating ’yung sabi nila ’yung “Big One.” I hope it will be just in the mountains and in the rural areas. [LAUGHTER] I am directing the Cabinet Cluster on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management to immediately work hand in hand with the concerned LGUs, the private sector and the affected communities themselves, in undertaking disaster measures, antidotes. With all the foregoing said, what then is the state of the nation today? Tingnan mo ’yung mga tao doon na hinayaan nilang mag…
The search for change will begin and end only when we look into ourselves and find it within. No sooner is one problem solved [when] another surges forth in its place. We can, and we will, overcome as we did countless times in the past, [but] only if we work together towards a common goal. Eh hindi masyado ako itong bilib itong trabahong ito? [APPLAUSE] At the same time, the government would be adequately equipped with the constitutional tool not only to prevent the escape of rebels who can easily mingle and pretend to be civilian evacuees only to re-group in another place to fight another day but also to prevent them from spreading their gospel of hate and violence in the rest of Mindanao. Martial law and the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus enable the military to arrest, detain, and question suspected members and sympathizers of the rebellion similar to what happened to the parents of the Maute brothers. Ako naman kasi, mga kaibigan ko ’yung iba, ’yung mga classmate ko mga vice president ng mining, magpunta sila dito… The battle of Marawi has dealt a terrible blow to our quest for peace, especially now that an alien ideology and a radical shift in purpose have been injected into the local setting. Alam mo, ’yung martial law, I am not so much endeavored diyan. I declared martial law in Mindanao because I believed that that was the fastest way to quell the rebellion at the least cost of lives and properties.