This is the speech that Benigno Aquino had prepared to give on his return to the Philippines from exile in 1983. He was assassinated at the airport that now bears his name. Continue reading “Ninoy Aquino’s Arrival Speech”
This is great example of a traditional speech in Tagalog. It was given by Ms. Pilar J. Lazaro Hipolito at Bagumbayan, in commemoration of the 10th year after the execution of Filipino national hero Jose Rizal.
(Palakpakan, spelled Palacpacan the old-fashioned way, refers to the applause from the audience.)
Talumpating Binigkas Ng Bb. Pilar J. Lázaro Hipolito Sa Look Ng Bagumbayan, Alang-alang Sa Ika-Sampung Taon Ng Pagkakabaril Sa Ating Bayani
Inaugural Address of President Rodrigo Duterte
Oath-taking of the President of the Philippines
Malacañang Palace | June 30, 2016
President Fidel Ramos, sir, salamat po sa tulong mo (thank you for your help) making me President; President Joseph Ejercito Estrada; Senate President Franklin Drilon and the members of the Senate; Speaker Feliciano Belmonte and the members of the House of Representatives; Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court; His Excellency Guiseppe Pinto and the members of the Diplomatic Corps; incoming members of the Cabinet; fellow workers in government; my fellow countrymen.
No leader, however strong, can succeed at anything of national importance or significance unless he has the support and cooperation of the people he is tasked to lead and sworn to serve.
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