I have been fascinated by the Presidents' courage and superb intelligence. I never admired her like this until I had her SONA last July 27th. And I never imagined those conceited and deluded critics of her that way before. Revealing their selfish goals and political ambitions. I must say that she has been a good president. If not as the bestest. She stood modest and noble. I can't find any other words to describe and appreciate much how much she done in strengthening the country's economy. Bravo for her and long-live Philippines.
Here are her quotable quotes. You can use this as a reference.
"I had not done any of the things that scared my worst critics. “They are frightened by their own shadows.”
" A few days ago Moody’s upgraded our credit rating, citing the resilience of our
economy. The state of our nation is a strong economy
Good news for our people, bad news for our critics"
" I did not become President to be popular. To work, to lead, to protect and
preserve our country, our people, that is why I became President"
" Some say that after this SONA, it will be all politics. Sorry, but there’s more
" I supported the tough version of the House of the Cheaper Medicine
Law, I supported it over the weak version of my critics.
To those who want to be President, this advice: If you really want something
done, just do it. Do it hard, do it well. Don’t pussyfoot. Don't pander. And
don’t say bad words in public."
" At the end of this speech I shall step down from this stage, but not from the
Presidency. My term does not end until next year. Until
then, I will fight for the ordinary Filipino. The nation comes first. There is
much to do as head of state to the very last day"
" As I said earlier, so
far we have been spared its worst effects but we cannot be complacent. We
only know that we have generated more resources on which to draw, and
thereby created options we could take. Thank God we did not let our critics
" As the campaign unfolds and the candidates take to the airwaves, I ask them
to talk more about how they will build up the nation rather than tear down
their opponents. (applause) Give the electorate real choices and not just sweet
talk. (applause) Meanwhile, I will keep a steady hand on the tiller, keeping the
ship of state away from the shallows some prefer, and steering it straight on
the course we set in 2001"
" However much a President wishes it, a national problem cannot be knocked
out with a single punch. A President must work with the problem as much as
against it, turn it into a solution if she can"
" There isn’t a day I do not work at my job or a waking moment when I do not
think through a work-related problem. Even my critics cannot begrudge the
long hours I put in. Our people deserve a government that works just as hard
as they do"
" Everything right can be undone by even a single wrong. Every step forward
must be taken in the teeth of political pressures and economic constraints
that could push you two steps back if you flinch and falter. I have not
flinched, I have not faltered. Hindi ako umaatras sa hamon. And I
have never done any of the things that scared my worst critics so much. They
are frightened by their own shadows"
" In the face of attempted coups, I issued emergency proclamations just in case.
But I was able to resolve these military crises with the ordinary powers of my
office. My critics call it dictatorship. I call it determination"
" But I never declared martial law, (applause) though they are running scared
as if I did. In truth, what they are really afraid of is their weakness in the face
of this self-imagined threat"
" I say to them: Do not tell us what we all know, that democracy can be
threatened. Tell us what you will do when it is attacked"
" I know what to do: As I have shown, I will defend democracy with arms when
it is threatened by violence; with firmness when it is weakened by division;
with law and order when it is subverted by anarchy; and always, I will try to
sustain it by wise policies of economic progress, so that a democracy means
not just an empty liberty but a full life for all"
" I have never expressed the desire to extend myself beyond my term.
Many of those who accuse me of it tried to cling like nails to their posts"
" I am accused of misgovernance. Many of those who accuse me of it left me the
problem of their misgovernance to solve. And we did it"
" I am falsely accused, without proof, of using my position for personal profit.
Many who accuse me of it have lifestyles and spending habits that make them
walking proofs of that crime"
" We can read their frustrations. They had the chance to serve this good
country and they blew it by serving themselves"
" Those who live in glass houses should cast no stones. Those who should be in
jail should not threaten it, especially if they have been there"
" Today the Philippines is weathering well the storm that is raging around the
world. It is growing stronger with the challenge. When the weather clears, as it
will, there is no telling how much farther forward it can go. Believe in it. I
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