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Duterte on Day of Valor: Uphold PH sovereignty, protect democracy

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By Prince Golez

As the country marks the 77th “Araw ng Kagitingan” today, President Rodrigo Duterte urged the Filipino people to continue defending the Philippines sovereignty and democracy.

“As we hold this solemn observance, it is my hope that we will all be inspired to remain steadfast like our forefathers and their allies in upholding our sovereignty and in protecting the rights and freedoms that our people enjoy today,” said Duterte on Tuesday.

The Chief Executive also recognized the bravery of Filipino and American soldiers who fought during World War II.

“Today, we remember the heroism of the brave Filipino and American soldiers who stood side by side in the mountains and jungles of Bataan in defense of our liberty and democracy,” Duterte noted.

“We also remember the countless civilians who aided our forces so they could offer a valiant defense against the overwhelming force of the enemy. We may not be able to memorialize all of them, but we will forever remember and honor their epic struggle and unshakeable fortitude,” he concluded.

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