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10 Moving Quotes From VP Leni Robredo’s Inaugural Speech

'What brings us together as a nation is far more powerful than what pulls us apart.'
PHOTO: Facebook/Leni Robredo

The campaign period, most notably the televised debates, helped showcase then Representative Leni Robredo's gift for public speaking. She tugged at the hearts of every Filipino with her stories of dealing with the marginalized sector, or what she fondly refers to as the "laylayan ng lipunan."

For her inauguration, VP Leni took it up a notch. She delivered a speech that not only moved the nation but also urged the Filipino people to finally unite despite long-standing differences, whether personal or political.

Below are 10 of her most inspiring quotes:

1. "Kayong nagbigay ng inyong tiwala at umako ng ating laban bilang laban niyo rin. Samahan ninyo ulit ako sa aking bagong paglalakbay."

2. "Bukas ang pintuan ng Tanggapan ng Pangalawang Pangulo sa lahatanuman ang katayuan sa buhay, paniniwala, o partido."

3. "Tayo ay magiging tanggapan na palaging nakikinig sa boses ng taumbayan."

4. "Ang pagsubok ay kabilang mukha lamang ng pagkakataon."

5. "Anumang pagbabago sa ating bayan ay nagsisimula sa pagpupursigi ng bawat Pilipino. At kapag nagkaisa tayo, walang imposible."

6. "Sabi nga ni Jesse noong siya ay nabubuhay pa: 'What brings us together as a nation is far more powerful than what pulls us apart.'"

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8. "Kailangan nating gawin ang tama para sa karamihan, hindi lang sa iilan."

9. "Ang ating pagtutulungan ang ating pinakamabisang puhunan."

10. "Sa panahon ng matinding hidwaan, ang pagkakaisa ng bansa ang tanging pag-asa."

This story originally appeared on Fhm.com.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.