Aug 27, 2017 @ 21:41

President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday, August 27, paid homage to the nation’s national heroes recognizing their contributions to nation constructing and independence.

In his National Heroes Day message, President Duterte urged Filipinos to honor the nation’s heroes by emulating them.

“Today, we pay homage to the men and women who helped lay the foundations of this nation. Their courage, leadership and wisdom paved the way for us to enjoy the blessings of freedom, independence and democracy,” the President mentioned.

“They have dedicated their lives to ensure that future generations will have a life that is full and comfortable,” he added.

“Let us honor them by upholding the rule of law, protecting our nation and fostering goodwill among ourselves. We will harness the same virtues as we continue to fight against lawlessness, criminality and poverty that hinders us from achieving our full potential,” he additional mentioned.

The President mentioned the nation would endlessly be grateful to noble deeds and sacrifices of the national heroes.

“As we commemorate the life and works of our national heroes, we must continue to embrace their ways in our daily undertakings. Let us emulate their examples as we continue to realize our ideals and aspirations for ourselves and for our country,” he mentioned.

The nation will commemorate the National Heroes Day on Monday, August 28.