President Rodrigo Roa Duterte Remarks during the Inaugural Reception for members of the Diplomatic Corps and Ceremonial Toast
President’s Hall, Malacañan Palace
30 June 2016
Excellencies of the Diplomatic Corps,

Today we honor the Filipino people’s powerful victory to peacefully give voice to their aspirations for a life of constancy and dignity. Our people have spoken and the message is very clear.

We seek a nation living in peace and order. We shall engage the world and make a solid contribution for our stability and security.

And therefore, Excellencies, I propose this toast: To our friends and partners in the region and the world over, we look to you for support as we continue to work together for peace, security and progress.