Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Pres. Duterte Urged Pinoys To Draw Strength From Heroes In Fight Vs. COVID-19

Pres. Duterte Urged Pinoys To Draw Strength From Heroes In Fight Vs. COVID-19

Spotlight

Boost Your Digital Reach At WOCEE WIRED

Learn how to stand out from the crowd on the upcoming WOCEE WIRED!

Transport Coop. Provides More Than 25k Free ‘Green Cards’ For Cashless Transactions

A transport cooperative operating in Las Piñas provides 25,735 passengers with the means to safely board and ride their solar electric jeepneys along the route of Alabang to Zapote.

The Importance Of Deepening Ties And Friendship On Online English Education

51Talk hosts the 2020 Sino-Philippines Educational Exchanges in celebration of the 45th anniversary of the founding of bilateral relations between the Philippines and China.

DBP Backs Public Transport Sector Recovery

DBP is working closely with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) in finding financial solutions to aid the country's transportation sector due to the difficulties presented by the pandemic.

President Rodrigo Duterte hailed front-liners in the fight against the 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid-19) by comparing their courage to that of Filipino and American soldiers who battled the Japanese in World War II.

In his Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) message, he recognized front-liners for who risked their lives in the service of their fellow citizens.

“Today, as our generation is tested by a global health crisis, we see the rise of present-day heroes hardworking medical professionals and health workers, military, police and law enforcement personnel, firefighters, security guards, and front-liners in the foodservice, transport, waste disposal and other essential industries – who despite great personal risk, continue to work so that we may all survive,” he said.

He urged them to be inspired by how the battlefields of Bataan produced heroes that defined their generation.

“As we face this unprecedented public health emergency that threatens the very survival of our society, let us all draw strength from the heroism of the veterans of Bataan and the unnamed heroes in the fight against Covid-19,” he added.

The President also enjoined the nation to commemorate the patriotism of Filipino and American troops.

“We have set aside this day to honor our valiant troops who made their last stand in Bataan in defense of our democratic way of life,” he said.

He said Filipinos enjoy the liberties of today because of heroes of the past.

“Their patriotism continues to fuel our enduring pursuit of genuine self-determination,” he said.

He also expressed hope that their example would help Filipinos endure this pandemic and rise as a stronger and more resilient nation.

Earlier, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles urged the public to go to their doorsteps or windows at 5 p.m. on April 9 (Thursday) to honor front-liners with a “gesture of gratitude” such as applause.

He said they can also take pictures and videos of themselves singing and post them on Facebook and other social media platforms.

Day of Valor celebrated every 9th of April, marks the annual commemoration of the Fall of Bataan on April 9, 1942, and the bravery shown by the Filipino and American soldiers against invading Japanese forces during World War II.

The date also commemorates the Bataan Death March, where exhausted Filipino and American prisoners of war (POW) were forced by their Japanese captors to walk some 112 kilometers from Mariveles, Bataan to Capas, Tarlac under the scorching sun with no food and water for days. (PNA)

Photo Credit: facebook.com/pcoogov

Latest News

Boost Your Digital Reach At WOCEE WIRED

Learn how to stand out from the crowd on the upcoming WOCEE WIRED!

Mayor Labella: Cebu City Youth, Seniors Not To Abuse Relaxed IATF Rules

“I appeal to our 15 and 65 year olds, although the IATF allowed you to go out but please no do not abuse the the kind of liberality and relaxation.”

PH COVID-19 Recoveries Now 310,303

The Department of Health also logs 2,638 new confirmed cases, bringing the total number of active cases to 42,191 on Monday.

Manila Churches Ready To Accept More Attendees

Catholic churches in Manila are ready to accept more churchgoers as the city government approved an increase in the number of people that would be allowed to attend religious gatherings.

Duterte Assures Gov’t Will ‘Look For Money’ To Settle Red Cross Debt

“We’ll look for the money. Hindi naman marami but ang priority natin dito is really medical treatment, medical attention. Babayaran to in a short while, do not worry.”

Pasig Temporarily Shuts Down Community Kitchen

The Pasig city government has temporarily closed its community kitchen after one of its workers tested positive for the COVID-19.

Pandemic Parenting: Education In The New Normal

With the newly introduced distance learning, these parents remain resilient in facing the challenges brought about by it.

UK: COVID-19 Vaccines To Be Available In Early 2021

More than one COVID-19 vaccine are expected to be distributed by 2021.

5K Cebu Learners Benefit From Milk Feeding Program

The Philippine Carabao Center-Ubay Stock Farm and the Department of Agriculture in Central Visayas kicks off a school-based milk feeding program in the southern city of Carcar, Cebu, benefiting nearly 5,000 learners.

N. Samar Readies Over 14K Food Packs For Villages Under ECQ

Northern Samar prepares food packs for families affected by enhanced community quarantine in Catarman.