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Solon wants March 28 declared Duterte Day

/ 05:25 AM March 31, 2017
 President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his speech duing the mass oath taking of appointerd govt officials and the philipp[ine councilors league, thursday March 30,2017. INQUIRER PHOTO/JOAN BONDOC

President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his speech during the mass oath taking of appointed gov’t officials and the Philippine Councilors League, Thursday March 30,2017. INQUIRER PHOTO/JOAN BONDOC

A bill has been filed at the House of Representatives seeking to declare every March 28th the President Rodrigo Roa Duterte Day to commemorate “the start of true Philippine reforms, reunification and development in our nation.”

Under House Bill No. 5377, San Jose del Monte City Rep. Florida Robes proposes declaring President Duterte’s birthday a special working holiday to honor what she calls the “rising Southeast Asian strongman leader.”

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“His leadership is bringing about the rebirth of pride in our people and breathes new life into all of us, as we partner with him in building a new nation,” the representative said of the President.

Mr. Duterte’s birthday is “a day of hope and inspiration for the Filipino people,” Robes said.

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The bill enjoins the youth, especially military cadets, and boy and girl scouts, to “showcase their patriotic ideals, pride and excellence in partnership with the government with a collective vision of transforming the Philippine Republic into a Southeast Asian powerhouse that we can all be proud of.”—DJ YAP

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