Benigno Aquino III quotes

  • Tourism is a crucial industry that could employ millions of Filipinos, skilled and unskilled alike, cross those 7,107 islands of the Philippines. From the current projection of 3.3 million tourist arrivals in 2010, our aim is to eventually attract 6 million tourists. In the process, we expect to create 3 million jobs in the next six years.
    -- Benigno Aquino III

    #Jobs #Islands #Years

  • 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.
    -- Benigno Aquino III

    #Mean #Ideas #Roots

  • 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?
    -- Benigno Aquino III

    #Role Models #Parent #Mentor

  • 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.
    -- Benigno Aquino III

    #Middle East #Philippines #Prime

  • 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.
    -- Benigno Aquino III

    #Gold #World #Philippines

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

    #Jobs #Able #Just Being

  • The message has to be sent that if you commit a crime there has to be punishment.
    -- Benigno Aquino III

    #Punishment #Messages #Crime

  • 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.
    -- Benigno Aquino III

    #Country #Thinking #Hands

  • 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

    #Country #Brother #Son

  • 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.
    -- Benigno Aquino III

    #Mother #Father #Democracy

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

    #Blessed #Hard Work #People

  • Although I was born to famous parents, I know and feel the problems of ordinary citizens.
    -- Benigno Aquino III

    #Parent #Ordinary #Citizens

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