Nagbiga-pugay si Vice President Leni Robredo sa mga frontline workers dahil sa kanilang katapangan sa gitna ng COVID-19 pandemic ngayong ipinagdiriwang ang National Heroes’ Day.
“We honor today the many heroes who struggled, fought, sacrificed for our nation; who spoke truth to power and braved death or persecution; who exhibited courage, and in so doing, helped chart our destiny as a people,” ayon kay Robredo sa isang kalatas.
“As we face COVID-19 and its terrible effects, the spirit of our heroes lives within each of us, especially those in the frontlines of pandemic response: medical professionals, community leaders, government workers and those from the uniformed services, volunteers, and the common Filipino ready and willing to expand the reach of their compassion,” dagdag na pahayag nito.
Ang kabayanihan aniya ng mga ito dahil sa kanilang katapangan na harapin ang pandemiya ay nagpalawig sa kanilang immediate circle o kanilang pamilya at kaibigan; pagmamalasakit at pag-aalaga sa komunidad at sa bansa.
“Do this, despite fear and uncertainty. Fight, if necessary; do not shrink from struggle or sacrifice. Be kind and be brave,” lahad pa ni Robredo.
“May the courage of our heroes continue to inspire us, as we once again face difficult times.”