SENATOR Grace Poe on Sunday expressed “high hopes for a year of inclusiveness and betterment.”
“Let us work towards uniting the nation with dignity, respect and honor for our family and fellow countrymen,” said Poe.
Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto said he was praying for “peace and prosperity for all Filipinos.
Senate Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III also texted that he was looking forward to a ‘drug-resistant Philippines’ in 2017.
“May the New Year usher in more strength, courage, resolve and wisdom to achieve a drug-resistant Philippines,” Sotto said.
Senator Nancy Binay prays for a prosperous New Year to all Filipinos.
“As we leave 2016 behind, we also leave the hurts and the challenges that we have endured, and usher in the positive thought that 2017 will be a better year for us Filipinos and our country,” she said.
“I also pray that the Almighty continue to bless us with peace in our hearts so that we can understand, respect, and forgive one another, regardless of race, color, and ideology so that we can forge a stronger and more united Philippines,” she added.
Senator JV Ejercito posted in his Twitter account: “Just a few more hours and 2016 is history! Thank God! What a tough year for me!”
“I lost two good friends. Political side was a challenge too,” Ejercito said but did not elaborate.
Senator Gringo Honasan enumerated his New Year’s resolutions, such as to become more patient and understanding.
He also promised to work and pray harder for the next generation of citizens and leaders. He said he also hoped that God would give him the “political will, serenity, and determination” to fulfill his New Year’s resolutions.