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Duterte to lead National Heroes Day rites at Libingan ng mga Bayani

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled to attend the celebration of the National Heroes Day at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio Monday.

The theme for this year’s event is “Pagkilala sa Bayaning Pilipino: Matapang, Magiting at Makabayan.”

The National Historical Commission of the Philippines, the agency tasked with the promotion and preservation of Filipino heritage, said Duterte will lead the flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremonies at 8:00 a.m.

In last year’s observance, the President honored the ordinary Filipinos who help build the Filipino nation.

“We honor our unnamed heroes who, in their own little ways, have made a huge difference in the lives of those they have touched,” he said.

Duterte likewise recognized the gallantry of Filipino soldiers who fought to liberate Marawi from the Islamic State terrorists.

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