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Sara urges fight vs. social ills on Araw ng Kagitingan

Vice President Sara Duterte on Sunday, Araw ng Kagitingan, called on Filipinos to commit to fight against social ills which corrupt the core of governance.

Duterte said the Day of Valor is a reminder of the “indomitable Filipino spirit that is able to selflessly endure the most grueling situations for the sake of liberty and in the name of our cherished freedoms.”

“We are called on this occasion to embody a strong sense of bravery in rising above the unconquerable challenges of nationhood as we tirelessly commit to our enduring fight against the social ills that corrupt the core of governance and march on toward our hope of inclusive and resilient progress,” she said in a statement.

“May their legacy continue to inspire us in our resolve of enriching our national heritage and strengthening our democratic institutions as we work together in overcoming the most pressing issues of society today," the vice president added.

Duterte also urged the public to walk together on the same path of bravery as the heroes to pursue socioeconomic advancement, uphold lasting reforms, and encourage one another in promoting the deep love of country.

She also expressed hope that today’s occasion would inspire Filipinos to show acts of kindness and bayanihan in the most vulnerable sectors. —Giselle Ombay/KG, GMA Integrated News