I call on the entire nation to honor those who have gone before us
President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday urged Filipinos to honor their departed loved ones as he wished the Christian faithful a “solemn and meaningful” celebration of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.
“I call on the entire nation to honor those who have gone before us in the grace of God. Their legacy remains an important part of who we are today, and we have much to gain from their virtuous example,” Duterte said in his message.
“May their deeds inspire us to become advocates of peace and solidarity as we do our part in building our nation and in alleviating the suffering of others,” he added.