I join the entire Filipino nation in welcoming the New Year 2023.
Today marks a new and promising season of growth for every Filipino across diverse sectors and segments of society. This occasion is a joyous celebration of a juncture of renewed gratitude and optimism that we meaningfully celebrate with our loved ones, friends, and families.
As we close the year that passed and leaf through another chapter of transformative opportunities, life-changing experiences, and innovative enterprises, may we continue to carry the unyielding Filipino spirit that enables us to bounce back from challenging times and forge a path toward our common hopes of a stronger and more progressive future.
Let us unwaveringly embody our collective resolve and fortitude to begin anew amid the difficulties this past year may have brought our social, economic, and civic pursuits. May our sense of nationhood, enduring spirit of Bayanihan, and unshakeable resiliency remain our guideposts as we continue upholding reforms, policies, and programs for the improved welfare of our people in the education sector, uniformed services, civilian personnel, frontline duty, and in the most vulnerable communities.
I am hopeful that our tireless nation-building efforts will redound to the success of our undertakings in governance, the business arena, the agricultural sector, and in other viable industries so that we can conduct our development efforts with utmost regard to the greater good of the entire nation.
In this opportune time, let us march on with our heads envisioning a dynamic year ahead filled with purpose and steadfastness to build a better life not just for ourselves but also for our respective communities.
With our deep faith in the Almighty and humble determination to aim higher, let us look forward to a more prosperous 2023 filled with dynamic opportunities for inclusive and lasting growth where no one is left behind.
Isang manigong bagong taon sa inyong lahat! Lahat – para sa Diyos, sa Bayan, at sa bawat pamilyang Pilipino.