Some senators on Monday, August 29 took the opportunity to honor Filipino health workers, teachers, uniformed personnel and other workers who serve as frontliners in battling the Philippine’s struggle against the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Their dedication, courage and daily sacrifices during this pandemic, deserve our deepest gratitude and admiration,” Sen. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada said in his National Heroes Day message.
Senator Christopher “Bong” Go, in a separate statement, also hailed the country’s so-called modern-day heroes, saying it is high-time for Filipinos “to give themselves a pat on the back” and take pride of the bayanihan efforts exemplified during these trying times.
“In a modern world we now live in, freedom is not always about being free from foreign powers. These days, it may also mean freedom from sickness, freedom from poverty, freedom from neglect and freedom from indifference, among others,” Go stated.
“Thus, as the nation remembers those who fought to secure the nation’s liberty this National Heroes’ Day, let us also salute all our brave Filipinos who join us in our fight not only against the pandemic but also against the many challenges that continue to beset our nation,” he added.
“The efforts that it took for us to survive to this day amid these challenging times are nothing short of heroic,” he said.
“By continuing to do our part in fulfilling our respective duties in our communities and inspired by heroes who fought for what we have now, we too can be heroes of one another,” Go also stressed.
In due recognition of modern-day heroes, Go said he will continue to advocate for policies that will enhance workers’ welfare and defend their rights.