Aquino said he had a four-page speech but decided to compress it into two pages, noting the advice of his mother that ...
“No matter what travails you would go through, no matter how impossible the situation you found it, somehow just talking to either one or both of them (parents) provide comfort to all of us."
“Perhaps we don’t even dwell with abstractions, they really did live exceptional lives and one cannot help but feel gratitude for having… tremendous influences and constancy in the lives shared together."
“Given the enormity of problems that we are confronted, another constant is with God’s help nothing is impossible. It is a question of time, all of these things will be settled. That is a lesson to me, really to the demonstration in their lives."