- Today, August 26, the Philippines observes the National Heroes’ Day
- President Rodrigo Duterte urged the Filipinos to reflect on the country’s history
- He also said that Filipinos should be “everyday heroes”
President Rodrigo Duterte has shared his message as the Philippines observe the National Heroes’ Day today, August 26 (Monday).
KAMI learned from Manila Bulletin that the President urged the Filipinos to reflect on the country’s history and honor the heroes who fought for the Philippines.
“This National Heroes’ Day, I call on all Filipinos to reflect on our history and honor the brave souls who courageously fought for our freedom and the democratic ideals upon which our nation was founded,” the message read.
The President also urged people to be “everyday heroes.”
“Let us make our forebears proud of our triumphs as a people by being everyday heroes who will reach out to those who are in need, especially to the ones who have been neglected by society,” it stated.
“I truly believe that every Filipino is a hero who can build on our vibrant legacy of fortitude and resilience,” it added
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In a report by the GMA News, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go said that the President would be skipping the National Heroes’ Day at the Libingan ng mga Bayani because he is “indisposed.”
"There is nothing to worry... Walang dapat ipag-alala, he is indisposed today, this morning,” Go said.
Under Act No. 3827 in 1931, the celebration of National Heroes’ Day was an official national holiday on the last Sunday of August.
However, former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed Republic Act 9492 in 2007 and declared every last Monday of August the National Heroes’ Day.
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