“As we stand on the threshold of a new year, I find myself reflecting with a heart filled with gratitude and hope on the transformative journey we, the Filipino people, have embarked upon in 2023. This year has been a milestone, a testament to our shared dedication to progress, unity, and service,” a press release from the Office of Speaker Martin Romualdez said.
The achievements we have realized together are indeed remarkable. The commitment and hard work of each of you, as members of our community, have been pivotal in the passage of critical bills, measures, and resolutions addressing the varied needs of our nation. From economic reforms to social initiatives, these efforts have been about improving the lives of every Filipino.
“I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to each one of you. Your dedication and commitment to the common good have been the driving force behind this year’s legislative successes. Your unwavering efforts have not only shaped policy but also strengthened our democracy. Faced with challenges, you have stood resolute in your commitment to our country and our people,” the Speaker said.
As we look to 2024, let us approach it with a sense of renewed optimism and purpose. The challenges ahead are opportunities for us to innovate, collaborate, and build a nation that echoes the dreams and aspirations of every Filipino. Together, let’s continue to work towards a legislative agenda that responds to the pressing needs of our times.
Moreover, I am optimistic about a more prosperous future for our nation under the leadership of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. His vision complements our collective desire for progress, and I believe that together, we will enter an era of growth, stability, and mutual success.
I wish every Filipino a Happy New Year. May this year bring us closer to realizing our national aspirations. Let’s continue to uphold the spirit of unity and service in the days to come. Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!*