a new day

Today the Philippines welcomed a new president.

Today the Philippines breathed a sigh of relief as it gets rid of a president whose legitimacy has always been in question.

Today the Philippines hopes that this man, the son of a martyr and a former president, will restore, at the very least, trust in the system.

While I did not vote for this man, I accept his overwhelming mandate. I embrace the hope he gives to people. I accept the challenge he has launched during his speech.

Let's all work together, shall we?