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Marcos urges speaking up vs. discrimination on Araw ng Kagitingan

In celebration of Araw ng Kagitingan, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Sunday called on the nation to honor the lives of Philippine heroes by speaking up against discrimination and making decisions that would address the country’s problems with compassion.

In his message, Marcos said the Day of Valor shows to the world the “indomitable spirit” of Filipinos in times of challenges and adversities.

Due to this, he said that the nation has stood “tall and proud, guided by the principles of justice, truth, and democracy.”

“As the legacy of our heroes and heroines came at a great and hefty cost, may we also re-examine our values and honor their lives by speaking up against discrimination, extending help to those in need, and working towards a better future,” he said.

“May we also learn to make wise and sound decisions so that we may address our country's pressing problems with compassion and concern for others.”

As Filipinos commemorate the sacrifices of the country’s forefathers who fought long and hard for its freedom, Marcos also urged the nation to “bear in mind that our actions today determine the future of our country, including the succeeding generations.”

“Together, let us strive towards developing a more humane, fair, and progressive society that allows our citizenry to relish their liberty and achieve their individual and collective aspirations,” he added. —Giselle Ombay/KG, GMA Integrated News