Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez on Monday urged all Filipinos to awaken the spirit of heroism in their selves and help the country overcome present challenges as a gesture of gratitude to the heroes who gave up their lives to secure the nation’s freedom.
In his message during the commemoration of the 125th anniversary of Philippine independence at the monument of Andres Bonifacio in Caloocan City, Romualdez pointed out the present battle is not against foreign invaders but for freedom against the shackles of poverty and hunger.
“There will be no complete freedom if there are Filipinos still mired in poverty,” he said.
“The fight for freedom is not only a war against invaders. It is also the fight to end hunger, the fight to experience comfort in life, and the fight to ensure a better future,” he said.
He said the road towards a better future could not be unfolded if people do not reflect and learn from the lessons left by the country’s heroes, like Andres Bonifacio, the Father of the Philippine Revolution. “On this day, let us awaken the heroism in each of us,” he said.
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