Happy New Year, Everyone!
I hope that the past year was a fruitful one for you. Against the challenges you faced, I hope you came out of them victorious. I hope you were able to reach your goals or at least moved a step closer to achieving them.
May this year bring us new beginnings and another chance to make things right. May we learn to forgive the people who hurt us, and to forgive ourselves too for the wrong choices we made. Let us look forward to the blessings, successes and opportunities ahead. Let us strengthen current relationships and continue to cherish them while we welcome new people in our lives.
May it be a more peaceful year for the world. Let us pray together and hope that the wars and the terrorism would end. In our own territories, homes and workplaces, let us keep watch and not tolerate any form of violence.
For the Filipino people, may 2016 be a year of enlightenment. May every Filipino be conscientious in choosing the next president of our beloved country. May the elected public officials serve us, Filipinos, with integrity.
Of the many things we have listed as our goals and resolutions, let us continue to hope and believe that a better future is in store. The best is yet to come for all of us.
And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.
— Rainer Maria Rilke
Have a new year filled with gladness and prosperity! God bless us all!