By PIA Negros Oriental
In the midst of all the revelry and festivity this holiday season, President Rodrigo Duterte reminded Filipinos to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas and remember those people who are in need.
The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) on Dec. 24, 2017 posted President Duterte’s Christmas message on their website.
“Today, let us celebrate Christ’s life by finding in our hearts the true meaning of His birth and becoming the personification of the Almighty’s grace and love,” President Duterte cited in his message.
He also made a call to Filipinos to remember “our brothers and sisters” who are in need and become an instrument for the betterment of their lives.
Here’s the full text of President Duterte’s Christmas message:
On the other hand, PCOO also posted a video of the President delivering his Christmas remarks on their Facebook page few days before Christmas day.
President Duterte urged Filipinos to also remember for other countrymen who lost their lives fighting for the integrity of the country and those who lost their homes and love ones due to the recent war in Marawi City.
“Let us show what true compassion and include them in our supplications during the Yuletide season,” President Duterte said.
President Duterte concluded his message by stating his wish to have a peaceful, progressive, and prosperous country.
Watch the video of President Duterte’s Christmas message here: