Pinoys urged to have ‘courage, hope, optimism’ amid health crisis
President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday called on his fellow Filipinos to live with “courage, hope, and optimism” even as the country continues its battle against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.
Duterte made the call in a taped video message played during the 122nd Independence Day rites at the Rizal Park in Manila.
“Let us now move forward with courage, hope, and optimism as we overcome this pandemic,” Duterte said.
Duterte recognized that while the noble heroes of the past faced the might of colonial powers, the country is still confronted with problems brought about by the Covid-19 crisis.
He was optimistic that the country would once again rise to the challenge.
“As we wage united battle against Covid-19, we now have the opportunity to demonstrate that we possess the same gallantry of spirit and the ability of character as the heroes of our past,” Duterte said.
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