Statement of the Senator Francis Pangilinan on the Last Day of President Benigno Aquino III

June 29, 2016

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“The President has been a reluctant leader. But his reluctance gave way to a quiet decisiveness against corruption and for good governance. And the result has been six tough but fruitful years.

His administration has not been perfect, but the perfection of our democracy, of our republic lies in each of us.

The last couple of days, he has personally thanked his fellow servants in government for helping him steer a nation of 100 million men, women, and children toward the path that he believes is best for our future as a nation.

On his last full day as President of the Republic of the Philippines, let me return the favor:

‘In behalf of my family, thank you Mr. President for doing your best to uplift the lives of all Filipinos and for inspiring others to serve the people with faithfulness and selflessness.

I’m proud and grateful to have served under you, even if only briefly as Presidential Assistant on Food Security and Agricultural Modernization.

As a friend, Liberal Party-mate, and fellow public servant, I pray that God will continue to bless you and your family, and our country.

Salamat, boss.’”