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Be humble and forgiving, Duterte says in Easter message

By: - Reporter / @JLeonenINQ
/ 06:50 PM April 01, 2018
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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

On Easter Sunday, President Rodrigo Duterte urged Filipinos to nurture the values of humility and forgiveness in their hearts for these will free them from “the shackles of hatred and greed.”

In his message to the Filipino people, President Duterte said that it is a time to “glorify Jesus for His sacrifices so that we can live with renewed hope towards eternal salvation.”

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The president also called on Filipinos to give meaning to the occasion by rising up to the challenge and offering aid to those in need.

“As we remember Christ’s triumph against death, may we nurture humility and forgiveness in our hearts as these will free us from the shackles of hatred and greed,” he said.

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“For it is only by being selfless that we can truly say we are worthy of God’s love,” the president said.

The Chief Executive also urged Filipinos to pray for “the welfare and safety of our countrymen and for lasting peace in our nation so that we can all work together in harmony towards real change.” /je

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