I had a simple goal in life: to be true to my parents and our country as an honorable son, a caring brother, and a good citizen.

— Benigno Aquino III

The most floundering Benigno Aquino III quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening

My father offered his life so our democracy could live.

My mother devoted her life to nurturing that democracy. I will dedicate my life to making our democracy reach its fullest potential: that of ensuring equality for all. My family has sacrificed much and I am willing to do this again if necessary.

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The Philippines is strategically located and blessed with the greatest resource: its people, who are hard-working, very loyal, and very adaptive.

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The Philippines has vast minerals that are still untapped.

It has one of the world's largest deposits of gold, nickel, copper and chromite. Through responsible mining, we intend to generate more revenues from the extraction of these resources.

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When I was a congressman, I had occasion to talk to this group of students who were taking their seat. There were about 80 of them and I asked them, 'How many of you will be serving in the country once you graduate?' And, out of the 80, there were two that raised their hands. The rest were thinking of leaving.

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I'm not concentrated or concerned with any other factors rather than just being able to do the best job that I can.

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Although I was born to famous parents, I know and feel the problems of ordinary citizens.

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Peace in the Middle East is of prime importance to the Philippines, due to the presence of around 2 million of our countrymen working in that region.

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I was put into office by the people who believed in my idea that corruption is the root of poverty; that an end to corruption would mean an end to poverty.

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I remove a lot of the pressure from myself by saying I'm not competing with my parents. They are the persons who taught me my ideology. They actively practiced what they preached. They're the exemplars and the role models. So how does one compete with a mentor?

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The message has to be sent that if you commit a crime there has to be punishment.

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