From the second State of the Nation Address of President Diosdado Macapagal, delivered on January 23, 1963:
Indeed, we confess to one impatience—to the impatience which we believe to be the impatience of our people that measures be taken immediately to enable our impoverished people quickly to have a better life. To us, this is more than impatience; it is a passion. We cannot help feeling and thinking otherwise because we have personally known the pain of hunger and poverty.
To the true public servant and the statesman, there is only one duty—to do with courage not what is popular, but what is good for the people.
Above photo: President Diosdado Macapagal is flanked by Speaker Cornelio T. Villareal on his left and Liberal party stalwart Senator Ferdinand Marcos on his right.