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Magmalasakit! De Lima urges Pinoys: Don’t be indifferent to others’ plight

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The government must strengthen international cooperation and foster a culture of solidarity to ensure lasting peace and prosperity for Filipinos.

Senator Leila de Lima stressed this on Friday to share her thoughts in celebrating the International Human Solidarity Day.

The annual International Human Solidarity Day is held every December 20 to celebrate unity in diversity, remind governments to respect their commitments to international agreements, and raise public awareness of the importance of solidarity, among others.

It is also celebrated to encourage debate on the ways to promote solidarity for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including poverty eradication.

De Lima also urged Filipinos “not be indifferent towards the issues other people, including those suffering from poverty, are facing.”

“As we mark the International Human Solidarity Day, let us remind ourselves that pressing challenges such as climate change and growing inequality confront us to take collective action,” she said.

“We need to be able to count on each other, that those who are capable are always ready to help out those in need,” she said,” De Lima said.

The detained senator added, “Lagi po nating ipamalas ang pagbubukas-palad at mabuting pakikipagkapwa-tao.”

“Sapagkat sa ating malasakit at matibay na pagbubuklod, mas naitatama ang mali, at mas lumalakas ang ating hanay para labanan ang mga tiwali at mapang-abuso,” she said.

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