Vice President Leni Robredo on Monday paid tribute to frontline workers for their courage amid the COVID-19 pandemic on National Heroes’ Day.
“We honor today the many heroes who struggled, fought, sacrificed for our nation; who spoke truth to power and braved death or persecution; who exhibited courage, and in so doing, helped chart our destiny as a people,” Robredo said in a statement.
“As we face COVID-19 and its terrible effects, the spirit of our heroes lives within each of us, especially those in the frontlines of pandemic response: medical professionals, community leaders, government workers and those from the uniformed services, volunteers, and the common Filipino ready and willing to expand the reach of their compassion,” she added.
Likewise, Robredo said that heroism goes beyond courage and includes those who love those beyond their immediate circle; expand these circles to go beyond family or friends; care for the community and care for the country.
“Do this, despite fear and uncertainty. Fight, if necessary; do not shrink from struggle or sacrifice. Be kind and be brave,” Robredo said.
“May the courage of our heroes continue to inspire us, as we once again face difficult times,” she added. — Llanesca T. Panti/RSJ, GMA News