Duterte offers prayers for victims of Balangiga massacre
By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday went to Balangiga Massacre Memorial Wall to offer prayers for the victims of the Filipino-American war more than a century ago.
Duterte made the visit following the ceremonial handover of the Bells of Balangiga to local officials in Eastern Samar.
The President also gave a salute to the victims of the Balangiga massacre, which is believed to be one of the bloodiest events during the Philippine-American War.
During the turnover ceremony, Duterte pointed out that no single person should take credit for the church bells’ historical return.
“Nobody but nobody can claim a singular credit for the generous act of the Americans. The bells are returned. The credit goes to the American people and to the Filipino people, period,” he said.