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    New Year’s Message of Vice President Leni Robredo


    31 December 2016

    Isang Manigong Bagong Taon sa inyong lahat, mula sa inyong lingkod, sa aming pamilya, at sa Opisina ng Pangalawang Pangulo.

    Sa ating pagsalubong sa bagong taon, mapuno nawa ang ating mga tahanan ng liwanag at kapayapaan. Kung may katiwasayan sa loob ng ating mga tahanan, mananatili tayong malakas kahit na anong unos pa man ang maaaring yumanig sa ating bayan. Kahit sa pinakamatinding kadiliman, lagi tayong may mahahanap na liwanag; matuto lamang tayong tumanaw nang may pasasalamat sa ating mga puso.

    May kumakalat na madilim na pagbabago, hindi lang dito sa ating bayan, kundi sa buong mundo. Pagbabagong dala ng desperasyon at poot ng mga taong napag-iwanan ng pag-unlad. Ang mga taong lugmok sa kahirapan ay humihiyaw sa galit—at bakit naman hindi? Sila naman talaga ang dapat pinakikinggan ng ating pamahalaan at nating lahat.

    Nitong parating na taon, isapuso natin ang magandang pagbabago, sa ating sariling pamumuhay, at sa ating pagiging Pilipino. Mahalin natin ang simpleng pamumuhay at simpleng kaligayahan, palalimin ang pamamaraan ng pagsisilbi sa ating mga minamahal, at lawakan ang ating pag-unawa para sa mga nasa laylayan ng lipunan.

    Dala ng bagong taon ang bagong mga pagkakataon. Patuloy tayong magtiwala. Lagi tayong manalig na sa dulo ng lahat – ang tama at mabuti ang siyang laging mananaig. Muli, isang masaya at masaganang bagong taon sa ating lahat!

    I, together with my family and the Office of the Vice President, wish everyone a happy new year.

    May our homes be filled with light and peace as we welcome the new year. Peace in our homes enables us to remain strong whatever storms may pass our country. We can see the light even in the darkest night as long as we know how to be thankful in our hearts.

    This coming year, may the good kind of change be placed in our hearts, in our daily lives, and in our being Filipinos. Let us live simply, appreciate the simple joys, deepen our service to our loved ones, and widen our understanding of the plight of those in the margins.

    This new year brings new opportunities. Let us all remain hopeful, always have faith that in the end, what is good and what is right will prevail. Once again, a happy new year to all of us.

    Posted in Press Releases on Dec 31, 2016