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Encouraged to be “instruments of peace and unity,” Filipinos

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. declared on Monday that the only way for the country to prosper is for its citizens to boost one another up by serving as ambassadors of peace and unity.

In a speech delivered at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City in honor of National Heroes Day, he made this call.

“Ikulong natin ang ating mga sarili sa hidwaan at paghihilahan ng pababa, humawag naman. The phrase “Let’s not lock ourselves in dispute and drag each other down” is used in the halip prayer. Instead, let us serve as vehicles of unity and peace,” he urged.

He urged Filipinos to embody the same type of enthusiasm in carrying out acts of compassion and real concern for others by citing how earlier heroes battled for the country’s freedom.

He also recognized modern-day heroes for their contributions to improving the quality of life in the nation, including farmers, teachers, healthcare professionals, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), and others.

“I hope that with the example of our great heroes, we will further live out the love shown to the country and the vow of goodness that they defend and fight for,” he continued. “Umaasa ako na sa halimbawa ng ating mga dakilang bayani, higit nating isasabuhay ang kanilang ipinakitang pag-ibig sa bayan at ipinagtatanggol

According to Marcos, gaining prosperity as a nation depends on maintaining togetherness.

Let us bravely face any challenge that lies ahead with the conviction that we will be stronger and more successful if we continue to unite and work as a nation, he said. “Buong tapang nating harapin ang anumang hamon na hinaharap na may tiwala tayo na higit na lalakas at magiging matagumpay,” he added.

Obtain a vaccine

Marcos renewed his request for Filipinos to obtain their booster injections and the Covid-19 vaccine as part of measures to revitalize the economy.

“I invite everyone who is eligible to get immunized to join our vaccination programs to protect the health of not only ourselves but also our neighbors,” he said. “Inaanyayahan ko ang lahat na ang mga maaaring magpabakuna na makiisa sa ating mga vaccination program upang mapangalagaan ang kalusugan hindi lamang ng ating mga sarili

He claimed that Filipinos must unite in order to triumph, as history has demonstrated.

In terms of the pangako ng pag-asa ng ating pinanghahawakan, “Ang mga bayaning nag-alay ng sarili para sa atin ay huwarang patutuo. Dapat natin pahalagahan ng wasto ang ating kalayaan at ibaling ang ating mga kinikilos na ayon sa pag-ibig at pagmamalasakit sa kapwa, at kaya naman dapat natin pahalagahan ng wasto ang ating kalayaan at ibaling ang ating mga kinikilos Because of this, he continued, “we should only truly cherish our freedom and alter our behavior out of compassion and care for others.

All Filipinos, in Marcos’ opinion, have the power to bring about change for the better.

“As current times provide us with changes to contend with, we can undoubtedly conquer any difficulty if we become heroes in our own ways,” he continued. “Habang ang mga makabagong panahon ay nagbibigay sa atin ng mga pagbabagong kailangang harapin,” he said.

hospitals for former soldiers

Marcos pledged to continue advocating for initiatives that help Filipino war veterans and their dependents.

He added that the government would build more World War II and Post World War II veterans’ hospitals in the Visayas and Mindanao.

Together with the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office, we would build hospitals in the Visayas and Mindanao that we will devote for our veterans, he declared.

Filipino veterans can now get high-quality hospitalization, medical care, and treatment at approved public and private hospitals countrywide, thanks to the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) in Quezon City and the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO)-VMMC.

Support the government.

In a different speech, Rene Escalante, chair of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, urged Filipinos to support the Marcos administration as it dealt with issues brought on by both internal and external crises.

“Our country cannot afford to be involved in any global war or domestic conflict in the middle of the pandemic and rising costs of living…

If we want to survive the pandemic and get our economy back on track, we must support the President’s appeal for unity, he said.

Additionally, he stressed the significance of celebrating National Heroes Day at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, referring to it as a “holy ground” and the final resting place of numerous Filipinos who died fighting for the nation’s freedom.

He remarked, “Our nation remains proud in naming them our heroes, even if their names are lost to history.

The final Monday in August is designated as National Heroes Day in the Philippines by Republic Act 9492, which was signed by the late President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Historically, November 30 was the day that both National Heroes Day and Bonifacio Day were observed.


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