Message of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda: Dr. Jose Rizal’s 159th Birthday

June 19, 2020

As we commemorate the 159th birthday of our National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, may we be reminded of his courage and commitment in serving the country that earned us our freedom and our identity as Filipinos.

Dr. Jose Rizal instilled in us the value of patriotism and love for country. As we adjust to the new normal in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, may we also develop within ourselves the same strength and resilience that Rizal had shown as he fought for our country’s independence and freedom and equality for all Filipinos. Let us all emulate his resilient spirit and courage for us to weather the challenges we are currently facing.

I hope that, for all of us, the fervor with which he loved our country and our people will always be kept aflame in our minds and in our hearts.