President Rodrigo Duterte paid tribute to the country’s new heroes, especially the medical frontliners who continue to lead the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the country and even abroad.
President Duterte made the statement today as the country commemorates National Heroes ’Day.
“I join the entire nation as we celebrate this year’s National Heroes’ Day. Today we honor not only the value of our forebears who fought for the motherland’s freedom but also the heroism of those who risk their lives fighting a different kind of enemy, ”said President Duterte.
“Present day challenges posed by the current public health crisis have given rise to modern-day heroes, the country’s Filipino frontliners, here and abroad who are battling the COVID-19 pandemic.”
At the same time, President Duterte urged the public to inspire the heroism of our heroes to create a better future for Filipinos.
“I hope that the bravery of our Filipino heroes, past and present, will inspire us all to face and overcome evil in the most formidable situations. Together, let us become everyday heroes as we pursue a better future for everyone. Long live the Filipino hero, ”added President Duterte.