Duterte to Filipinos: Honor those who keep the Edsa People Power legacy alive
MANILA, Philippines — On the 36th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution, President Rodrigo Duterte urged Filipinos to honor and thank the people who continue to keep alive the legacy of the bloodless uprising that toppled the Marcos dictatorship.
In his message, Duterte said that public servants, community volunteers, and medical front-liners are among those who keep the legacy of the historic movement alive in the present day.
“As we honor the courage and solidarity of those who have come before us and fought to uphold our democracy, let us also honor and thank those who continue to keep alive the legacy of this largely peaceful and non-violent revolution,” he said Friday.
“Our public servants who render honest and effective governance at the local and national levels, those who conduct rescue and relief operations during calamities, our community volunteers as well as our medical and essential frontliners during this COVID-19 pandemic, are among those who embody the true essence of People Power in our daily lives,” he added.
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Duterte encouraged Filipinos to “emulate their heroism, selflessness, and compassion.”
He added that the commemoration of the People Power Revolution to reclaim the country’s democracy “serves as a strong reminder that with unity, cooperation, and faith, there is nothing that we cannot collectively achieve for the greater good of our country.”
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