The power of one, if fearless and focused, is formidable, but the power of many working together is better.
Filipino businessmen must have the ability to compete freely in the global economy.
I will follow my father's footsteps by doing what is right, and God will take care of the rest. My father is my role model. My living role model is Cory Aquino.
The Philippines and the U.S. have had a strong relationship with each other for a very long time now. We have a shared history. We have shared values, democracy, freedom, and we have been in all the wars together in modern history, the World War, Second World War, Cold War, Vietnam, Korea, now the war on terrorism.
We must promote solid traits such as work ethics, a dignified lifestyle, matching actions to rhetoric, performance rather than grandstanding.
In 1995, we had evidence of the brother-in-law of Osama bin Laden being in the Philippines, living in the Philippines. We had evidence of front organizations set up in the Philippines. And we uncovered evidence about, which would help the U.S. with - about the perpetuators of the World Trade Center bombing.
The military is faithful to the constitution. They will come in only to protect the people from the enemies of the state.
We have the hardest working people in the world, the most adaptable and the most congenial to employ.
I feel that if I am freed of the burden of politics, then I can do more and I can take more unpopular decisions. I can have as my guidance for decision whatever is right, not whatever is popular.
The Constitution says that troops can be in the Philippines if there's a treaty that provides for it, and we have two treaties with the United States.
You have 60 countries in the world with a terrorist problem. That's two-thirds of the world. We have this group in Basilan, which is a small island in the far south of the Philippines, and the island itself has a population of - what? - 300,000.
In all the things I've gone through as a politician, I have seen that in this system it is really very difficult to make any headway without being somehow tainted. And let me say, 'Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.'
It is simply the truth that the political system that I am part of has degenerated to the point that it needs fundamental change.
I'm not worried. I'm in control.
I want justice to be so pervasive that it will be taken for granted, just as injustice is taken for granted today.
I follow my father's philosphy; 'Do what is good, do what is right, and God will take care of the rest.'
I sow; my successor reaps. This is the majesty of democracy.
I want ordinary people to enjoy a decent standard of living, with ever increasing security, comfort and joy.
In the time one is given, the steward must make the most of the talents one is given by the Lord.
Now I ask you to make your sacrifice. Take a gamble. I took the plunge and I'm glad of it.