Remember the sacrifices of heroes like Jose Rizal, Lapulapu – VP Duterte
MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Sara Duterte is asking Filipinos to honor the selflessness of the national heroes.
“Let us remember the lives and sacrifices made by Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, Emilio Aguinaldo, Apolinario Mabini, Marcelo H. del Pilar, Sultan Dipatuan Kudarat, Juan Luna, Melchora Aquino, and Gabriela Silang,” she remarked in a statement on National Heroes Day on Monday.
“Their courage and love of country ignited the Philippine Revolution in August 1896,” she said.
“Let us also remember the heroism of Datu Lapulapu in the Battle of Mactan, which resulted in the death of Ferdinand Magellan in 1521,” she pointed out.
The Vice President noted beyond playing a role in fighting for Filipinos’ freedom. These heroes are examples that citizens should follow.
“Let their sacrifices serve as an example as we raise a new generation of fearless, selfless Filipinos united by [the] love of country,” she said.
“As Filipinos, we should find the heroes within us — carve a soul that is fearless, a soul that is selfless — and forge a unity that will allow us to overcome the challenges of the present day and enable us to achieve our aspirations for our country,” she added.