The Republic is not of this generation to keep, but it is particularly for the young generation and future generations to preserve and to enjoy.
We will have confidence in the patriotism of every Filipino, whether rich or poor, ignorant or intelligent.
Education is important and will always be important, because a Government that is not backed up by intelligent men and women, a country without self-sacrificing men and women, will never go very far.
Ipakilala natin ngayon na tayong mga Pilipino, ay handang magbanat ng bisig, buong pusong tutuparin at nahahanda sa lahat ng oras sa mga kahirapan at kamatayan, lalung-lalo na kaming mga taga-Maynila na walang makain; sa ganang akin, magpapatuk ako sa aking paghakbang, kung kinakailangan mapako ako sa kurus, mapariwara sa kamay ng aking mga kalahi, walang kailangan sa akin huwag lamang magkamatay ang aking mga kababayan, kailangang sila ay mabuhay upang ang ating Kalayaan na pinamuhunanan ng pawis at dugo ng ating mga ninuno, ama at mga magulang, ay hindi makamkam at maagaw sa kamay ng mga Pilipino ng aim mang lakas at kapangyarihan.
I know that you and I and together we will do all we can so that that independence may become real to the extent not only of our personal interest not only in the matter of legislation and execution of the laws, but in addition, perhaps, more imperative, in the service, in the life in the vigor, in everything that our people need we shall do it to save them.
May I, therefore, express to you the wish that you, as the leader of thought in Japan, you, as the dean and the distinguished leader in the field of newspaper work which moulds public opinion not only amongst the Japanese but amongst the one billion peoples of Greater East Asia
I am giving this humble luncheon in honor of the ladies of the Philippines who represent the different women’s organizations, not only because we feel and we know that not much can be done by men alone in the more intimate family circle, in the social field, or in the political field, but also because the Philippines, in order to be integrated and strengthened, must count with the support, collaboration, and I dare say, with the inspiration of our women.
The Philippines, I say, is now joining hands with Japan not only in the upbuilding of the Philippines with the collaboration of that great Empire but also in the unprecedented and unparalleled task in the history of human civilization in liberating the one billion inhabitants of Greater East Asia.
In closing, countrymen, I reiterate my thanks for your presence here. If some of you want to speak with me, I regret that I can not see you because I am very busy. But I have established in Malacañan a Public Relations Office headed by Colonel Martinez. If you are ashamed to be seen, you may write and drop your letters of complaint or suggestion in the box installed in Malacañan. Colonel Martinez reports to me every day the needs of the country.
Gusto kong paratingin sa inyo at sa bawa’t mamamayan, na ako’y hindi interesado sa pagka-Presidente, hindi ako naghahangad ng glorya sa buhay ko, kundi kinakailangan ko ay ibigay ko ang aking paglilingkod sa ating bayan at hinihiling ko sa Poong Bathala na hindi bibigyan ng balaksila ang aking pag-tupad sa aking tungkuling pagka-Pangulo ng Republika ng Pilipinas.