MANILA President Rodrigo R. Duterte joined Filipinos in commemorating the 36th death anniversary of Senator Benigno Ninoy Aquino Jr., expressing hope that the occasion reminds them to safeguard freedom that was once lost under the rule of former president Ferdinand Marcos.
In his message, Duterte cited Aquino's important role in restoring democracy in the country more than three decades ago.
His sacrifice altered the course of our nation's history and still continues to ignite the spirit of heroism among our people, he said.
May this auspicious occasion remind us of what we had lost so that we may remain committed to our solemn duty to safeguard the freedoms that we now enjoy, he added.
Source: Philippines News Agency