We join the entire Filipino nation in commemorating our Araw ng Kagitingan or Valor Day.
As we honor the valor, heroism, and patriotism of our troops who fought during the 1942 Battle of Bataan for the liberties we presently enjoy, let us be inspired by their unity and conviction in our enduring pursuit of genuine self-determination.
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we praise the hard work and commitment of our present-day heroes – medical and health care professionals, government workers and officials, law enforcement personnel, firefighters, and our frontliners from the food service, transportation, and other essential sectors – who display valor everyday by continuing to work to provide our needs in spite of great personal risk to them.
May we be inspired by the great sacrifice of both our patriotic veterans and our modern-day heroes. Following the minimum health standards and being part of our government’s collective fight to recover and rise as one nation against this virus is how we can show valor in our own little way.
We wish everyone a safe and solemn commemoration.