June 12, 2020
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joins the Filipino people in celebrating the 122nd Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence on June 12, 2020.
In his message, President Duterte honored the country’s forefathers “for their bravery, heroism and sacrifice”, as well as for their gifts of democracy and freedom.
“As we wage a united battle against COVID-19, we now have the opportunity to demonstrate that we possess the same gallantry of spirit and the nobility of character as the heroes of our past. Let us now move forward with courage, hope and optimism as we overcome this pandemic,” the President said.
This year’s Independence Day celebration carries the theme, ‘Kalayaan 2020: Tungo sa Bansang Malaya, Nagbabayanihan at Ligtas’ (Kalayaan 2020: Towards a Free, United and Safe Nation).
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