Heroes Hall, Malacañang
24 March 2015

President Benigno S. Aquino III joined the Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU) men’s and women’s volleyball teams, as well as the De La Salle University (DLSU) women volleyball players, in a special luncheon held at Malacañan Palace.

In his speech, President Aquino congratulated the players, coaches, and the communities of both Ateneo and La Salle for showing to the Filipino youth how to strive hard in their chosen paths to earn the victory.

He also expressed his admiration for the spirit of unity and sportmanship that the rival teams have demonstrated during their competition.

“Iyan nga po ang diwang gusto nating itanim sa isip at puso ng ating mga kababayan. Nahahati man tayo sa iba’t ibang isla, mayroon man tayong mga pagkakaiba, sa huli, nasa iisang koponan lang tayong mga Pilipino,” the President added.

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