Inaugural Speech of 1948
INAUGURAL REMARKS OF HIS EXCELLENCY ELPIDIO QUIRINO AFTER THE DEMISE OF MANUEL A. ROXAS
[Delivered at Council of State Room, Executive Office Building, Malacañan Palace on April 17, 1948]
In memory of our great and illustrious friend who is now lying in state, let us pledge ourselves to establish better and closer understanding among us, and I beseech you to manifest more tolerance, goodwill, and love, which we need in this supreme moment of our history.
Source: Salvador P. Lopez, Elpidio Quirino: The Judgment of History (Manila: President Elpidio Quirino Foundation, 1990), p 61.