President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said that we need to internalize and relive the Filipino traits of nationalism, concern for countrymen and the resolve to defend our freedom to overcome the challenges posed by the current problems of the world.
The president made this statement during her speech keynoting the celebration of the Philippines’ 110th Anniversary of Independence.
According to the President said, these traits were the same traits our forefathers used to overcome their problems during their time.
She pointed out that much of the freedom we Filipinos enjoy today is the product of our forefathers’ sacrifice.
“Noon tulad din ngayon, maraming banta at maraming hamon ang hinarap ng ating bayan,” the President noted.
She then called on all Filipinos to unite and join one another in achieving this great dream of justice, peace and prosperity for our families and the next generation. (PIA/Bohol)