Breaking! Duterte to Filipinos: "Magkaisa tayo para sa pagbabago!"
The President then called “active involvement of all sectors to help us in this war to bring about genuine change in our society.”
“As the nation undergoes a significant phase of social development and economic growth, a period of national unity that calls for the cooperation, patience, and sacrifice of our people is necessary,” he said.
Duterte urged everyone “to manifest the same fervor and dedication” that moved and motivated Rizal to action.
“Let us therefore emulate the traits of Rizal. Let us be willing heroes—patriotic, faithful, and loyal to our Motherland,” he said.
He also expressed hope that Filipinos would become their own heroes by being committed to advocate good governance and uphold the rule of law, steadfast to end criminality and all forms of government corruption, and compassionate to the plight of the poor and less privileged.