President Aquino greets Tarlaquenos celebrating 2nd Melting Pot Festival

January 14, 2013 10:10 pm 

MANILA, Jan. 14 — President Benigno S. Aquino III extended his greeting on Monday to the people of the city of Tarlac who are celebrating the 2nd Melting Pot Festival.

"I join my fellow Tarlaqueños as we celebrate our history through this festival. Blessed with its considerable natural heritage, Tarlac attracted thousands of migrants during its formation as a community, giving rise to a locale with varied and distinctive cultures," the Chief Executive said.

"This diversity has been your source of strength, and with your collective skills you ensure the dynamism and resilience of our city and province," the President said.

President Aquino hopes that the celebration of the 2nd Melting Pot Festival will inspire fellow Tarlaqueños to reach greater heights and secure lasting stability and equitable prosperity.

"Always demonstrate your passion and industry as you uphold your pride as Tarlaqueños and as Filipinos," he said.

The Melting Pot Festival is a multicultural celebration incorporating many different ethnic cultures. (PNA)



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