‘PNP will never run out of heroes’
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday stressed that it would “never run out of heroes” as it commemorated National Heroes Day.
PNP spokesman Police Brigadier General Bernard Banac also paid tribute to Filipino heroes who sacrificed their lives for the Filipino people.
“This legacy of gallantry and heroism by our forebears in the Philippine Revolution against Spanish rule, the resistance against Japanese occupation and the democratic struggle against American colonization, continues to live on amongst nameless contemporary Filipino heroes,” Banac said in a statement.
Banac added that the PNP has embraced the legacy of valor, service and sacrifice as its main principles as its core values in serving and protecting the public.
“The PNP mission to serve and protect our country and people offers great opportunity for every hero to rise among the 195,000 brave souls in the PNP. Even if it needs to happen everyday, the PNP will never run out of heroes,” Banac said.
President Rodrigo Duterte declared National Heroes Day as a holiday across the country.
The Chief Executive urged the public to become everyday heroes and help people in need.
READ: Duterte to Filipinos: Be everyday heroes to people in need
National Heroes Day was initially celebrated on November. 30, the birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio, but was moved to the fourth Monday of August to mark the Cry of Balintawak. /gsg
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