Inaugural Remarks of President Quirino after the Demise of President Roxas, April 17, 1948

Inaugural Remarks
His Excellency Elpidio Quirino
President of the Philippines
After the Demise of Manuel A. Roxas

[Delivered at Council of State Room, Executive Office Building, Malacañan Palace on April 17, 1948]

In memory of our great and illustrious friend who is now lying in state, let us pledge ourselves to establish better and closer understanding among us, and I beseech you to manifest more tolerance, goodwill, and love, which we need in this supreme moment of our history.