Philippines Independence Day 2019 Official Message of Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte
DUTERTE – Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gave a message for the Philippine Independence Day 2019.
Today, June 12, 2019, the Philippines is celebrating its 121st Independence Day. It is a celebration commemorating the freedom won by Filipinos from the colonizers.
June 12 is one of the official regular holidays in the Philippines. The people are given the full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the events organized in line with the PH Independence Day.
Recently, Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte gave a message for the Philippine Independence Day 2019.
Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, here is the message of the President:
“A hundred and twenty-one years has passed since our forefathers bound their fates, their lives and their fortunes to proclaim the independence of the Filipino people.
It was the most significant event in our country’s history. Not only did we put an end to more than three centuries of subservience but we also resolved to determine the course of our own destiny as a nation.
But the freedom we achieved back then was not without cost. The tree of liberty blossomed on these lands because it was nourished by the sweat and blood of our patriots, heroes and martyrs.
Let us commit ourselves to ensure that their sacrifices have not been in vain and that their dream of a truly independent Philippines – whose people live freely in a secure, stable and prosperous society – will be achieved within our lifetimes.”