” There can never be real, tangible and felt development without making our people feel secure and it is our duty to uplift the people’s welfare.”
” With this, my administration shall be sensitive to the State’s obligations to promote, and protect, fulfill the human rights of our citizens, especially the poor, the marginalized and the vulnerable and social justice will be pursued, even as the rule of law shall at times prevail.”
” My administration shall implement a human approach to development and governance, as we improve our people’s welfare in the areas of health, education, adequate food and housing, environmental preservation and respect for culture.”
” Human rights must work to uplift human dignity. But human rights cannot be used as a shield or an excuse to destroy the country-your country and my country.”
Kailan pa nga ba mas naging mahalaga ang buhay ng kriminal kaysa sa buhay ng mismong biktima at ng buo niyang pamilya? Magaan siguro sa pakiramdam ‘yung kahit abutan ka ng dilim sa daan dahil galing ka sa trabaho, o saan mang importanteng lakad, walang daga sa dibdib mo na kakabug-kabog, natatakot na baka anumang oras may sumunod sa likod mo at gawan ka na lang ng masama, nang wala kang kalaban-laban. ‘Yung hindi nakasalalay sa dami ng pera mo o ari-arian ang pag-iwas mo sa panganib. ‘Yan ang totoong karapatang pantao. ‘Yung mabuhay ka nang ligtas, marangal, at walang sinasagasaang kapwa.