President Aquino urges volunteers to help in nation’s transformation

September 16, 2010 12:19 pm 

MANILA, Sept. 15 — President Benigno S. Aquino III urged all his campaign volunteers in the May 10 elections, to work harder and share their time and energy in his efforts to bring success and development not only in the province of Cebu but in the entire country.

In his speech during a meeting with students and campaign volunteers at the Cebu Coliseum on Wednesday, the President said development should not only be focused in Manila but also in provinces like Cebu, by taking advantage of the booming export and Information and technology industry.

“We must work together to achieve this province’s great potential. I ask you to work harder and share your time and energy. I ask you to be volunteers, whose sole reward will be our success as a nation,” he said.

The President recalled that the spirit of volunteerism was greatly felt during the campaign—from the production of pins and fliers, to securing the ballots, to participating in different sorties while some volunteers even used money from their own pockets.

“I hope that these selfless deeds will carry on beyond the campaign period. Let us find more ways to help further our agenda,” he said noting that by doing simple things like paying taxes, following traffic rules, disposing of litter properly and not paying bribes are just some of the small things they can do.

He assured them that his administration is eager to cooperate with them in order to achieve the agenda of transforming the nation.

The President said that through their commitment, their partnership will not fail. “Let us build on what we have started. You can count on me to fulfill my mandate: I will lead you, and I will not fail the trust you have bestowed upon me, from which I continue to draw my strength,” he added.

The President reminded them that winning in the election is not the end of their victory but only the beginning of the Yellow Army’s battle to combat poverty and bring back the trust and confidence of the neighboring countries lost due to the rampant corruption of the past regime.

“There are many problems that we need to resolve. The corruption that we inherited from the previous administration needs to be eliminated. We must remain true to our slogan “Kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap.” As I have said, the real challenge lies in governance, which would translate our campaign promises into action,” the President said. (PNA)

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