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Unleash the hero in you – Marcos

PRESIDENT Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday urged Filipinos to unleash their heroism to help build a more progressive Philippines.

As he joined the nation in commemorating National Heroes Day, the Chief Executive paid homage not just to the names who graced the pages of the country's history but the unsung heroes who played pivotal roles in shaping the Philippines.

“Each of us has the capacity to be a hero of our nation. Hence, on this year's 'National Heroes Day,' I enjoin every Filipino across the globe to celebrate with a renewed understanding and sense of pride for the fortitude that is naturally abundant in our hearts as a people,” he said in his message.

“As we recognize our forebears whose uncelebrated legacies our society is built on, let us also realize our own power to become heroes for our families and communities,” he added.

Marcos also reminded Filipinos to never forget the sacrifices made by those who fought to attain liberties that everyone enjoys today.

The unsung heroes, he said, have proven that heroism is not limited to those who bore arms but also those who live each day with honesty and compassion.

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. leads the commemoration of National Heroes Day on Monday, Aug. 28, 2023, at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, Fort Andres Bonifacio, Taguig City. PHOTO BY REY BANIQUET/NIB-PNA
President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. leads the commemoration of National Heroes Day on Monday, Aug. 28, 2023, at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, Fort Andres Bonifacio, Taguig City. PHOTO BY REY BANIQUET/NIB-PNA

“May this consciousness then ignite us to be dedicated in our agenda of creating a new Philippines that is strong, prosperous, resilient, and secure for present and future generations,” the President said.

The commemoration of National Heroes Day began during the American Colonial Period, which was first enacted into law on Oct. 28, 1931, through Republic Act 3827, declaring the last Sunday of August of every year an official national holiday.

On March 20, 1942, former President Jose P. Laurel signed Executive Order No. 20, which set the National Heroes Day on Nov. 30. After the war, former President Elpidio Quirino reverted the date of the commemoration back to the last Sunday of August.

Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, however, signed into law Republic Act 9492, placing the National Heroes Day observance on the last Monday of August as part of her “Holiday Economics” program in a bid to reduce work disruptions by moving holidays to the nearest Monday or Friday of the week.

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