News Release

From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella – On the US Congressional Gold Medal for Filipino WWII Veterans

The US Congressional Gold Medal bestowed to our Filipino veterans is a testament to the indomitable Filipino spirit, heroism and sacrifices displayed by our veterans in enduring a war for our country’s freedom and future.

This is a positive development and contributes to further strengthening the deep and long-standing ties between the Philippines and the United States.

Let us take time in honoring our veterans who bravely fought for our freedom and for their abiding loyalty to the flag and country. We also ask our younger generations to give our veterans the utmost respect and gratitude they truly deserve.

We hope this serves as a reminder for all, in particular those in government, to continuously work hard and never waver in efforts to secure the greatest common good for our nation.