Message of President Aquino to the Knights of Columbus Council 6632 on the occasion of their 38th Anniversary, December 22, 2012

His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III
President of the Philippines
To the Knights of Columbus Council 6632
On the occasion of their 38th Anniversary

[December 22, 2012]

My warmest greetings to the Knights of Columbus Council 6632, as you celebrate your 38th Anniversary and hold your Installation Ceremonies.

The Filipino people are central to our national agenda of alleviating the poverty and marginalization that has stunted our communal advancement. For almost four decades, you have encouraged ordinary Filipinos to heed the call for solidarity in improving the conditions of our countrymen’s lives, and we in government are grateful to your collective for its contributions to our shared task of nation-building. As you embark on a journey towards a more fulfilling life, may you always uphold the values of bayanihan and generosity that have sustained our communities.

May your new set of officers and members further invigorate your mission and extend your reach to more Filipino families. In this era of national transformation, let the hope in the hearts of every Filipino illuminate the straight and righteous path towards a progressive and equitable Philippines.

I wish you a happy and meaningful celebration.