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SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau


MESSAGE OF SPEAKER LORD ALLAN VELASCO ON THE COMMEMORATION OF ARAW NG KAGITINGAN
09 April 2021 09:45:00 AM


We are one with the nation as we commemorate Araw ng Kagitingan, or Day of Valor, to honor the heroism of our 𝘬𝘢𝘣𝘢𝘣𝘢𝘺𝘢𝘯𝘴 who bravely and selflessly fought for peace during World War II. This grateful country will forever be indebted to their supreme sacrifice in defense of the motherland so that we and future generations of Filipinos may live in freedom.

Today, we see the bravery and courage of our war veterans among our health care workers who are putting their lives on the line to help and save our countrymen from the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. To honor them and reciprocate their hard work and dedication, let us not add to their burdens by staying healthy and strictly observing established health and safety protocols. It is also important that the government ensure the timely release of their essential pay and benefits due them, reflecting the health hazards and other challenges they confront every single day from working during this pandemic.

As we pay tribute to the men and women who defended the country during the Second World War amid a raging public health and economic crisis, it is only fitting that we also give utmost respect and gratitude to our courageous frontliners, our modern-day heroes in this battle against the coronavirus.

𝘐𝘴𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘮𝘵𝘪𝘮 𝘢𝘵 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘢𝘣𝘶𝘭𝘶𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘢𝘨𝘥𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘯𝘨 𝘈𝘳𝘢𝘸 𝘯𝘨 𝘒𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘢𝘯 𝘴𝘢 𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘭𝘢𝘩𝘢𝘵!