God helping us, we shall march with steady, resolute steps forward, without doubts, vacillation, or fear. There shall be no tarrying on the way, no desertion from the ranks, no stragglers left behind. Together we shall work, work hard, work still harder, work with all our might, and work as we have never worked before. Every drop, every trickle of individual effort shall be grooved into a single channel of common endeavor until they grow into a flowing stream, a rushing cataract, a roaring torrent, a raging flood, hurdling all difficulties and demolishing all barriers in the way of our single purpose and common determination to make our independence stable, lasting and real. [full text]
On October 14, 1943, Jose P. Laurel became President of the 2nd Philippine Republic and took his oath of office before Chief Justice Jose Yulo at the Legislative Building in Manila. Read the full text of his inaugural address.
That final, most wondrous sentence!