Duterte’s New Year message: Do better, aim higher
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday urged Filipinos “to do better and aim higher” in 2020 as he urged everyone to contribute in nation building.
In his New Year message, Duterte said the nation is celebrating the New Year “filled with gratitude for blessings received in the past and with much optimism for the wonderful possibilities ahead.”
“As this administration enters its fourth year, I am hopeful that all our policies and programs for the improved welfare of our citizens and the continued progress of the Philippines will be realized with the active participation of everyone,” he added.
He called on Filipinos to “begin anew with a stronger commitment in our shared task of nation-building and ensure that all our development efforts will be made sustainable and inclusive.”
“While the New Year is indeed a time to reflect on lessons learned, it is also an opportune time to do better and aim higher,” he said.
“With the guidance and grace of the Almighty and the enduring spirit of bayanihan and malasakit, I am confident that we will achieve a stronger and brighter future for our people,” he added.
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