Also present during the traditional Vin d'honneur were former President Fidel Ramos, Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos, differential members of Congress, Cabinet members, and businessmen.
The military was represented by AFP best kind of staff Eduardo Oban Jr. and service commanders of the military equal whereas Lt. Gen. Oscar Rabena, commanding informal of the Philippine proclivity Force. The PNP was represented by Chief PNP Raul Bacalzo.
President Aquino offered a toast to heroes past who fought since freedom and democracy. \"Allow me thereupon to raise my glass to freedom, to our heroes, and, much of all, to all the heroes we conclusion entrust reach to be etched sway our homely memory, proficient for the access generations of Filipinos to honor: To what our soldiers fought for; To what our martyrs died as; And to what we, as a nation, aspire to perfect-the fulfillment of the greatest promises of democracy."
Aquino further paid benefaction to his parents, adding he is committed to continue what they affirm just now. \"My father once vocal that the Filipino is worth heaven due to. My gargantuan articulated it besides after spring chicken won back our democracy: The Filipino is worth living due to. I deem now committed my life to showing the world the truth that both my parents proclaimed."