MANILA, Philippines- Sa paggunita ng bansa sa ika-159 anibersaryo ng kapanganakan ni Andres Bonifacio, nanawagan si Pangulong Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. nitong Miyerkules sa mga Pilipino na tularan ang bayani sa pagiging “dutiful and law-abiding” na mamamayan.
Hinikayat ni Marcos ang mga Pilipino na maging mapagbantay sa pagproteksa sa bansa mula sa “social ills”.
“The shackles that once held our forebears may no longer constrain us, but we must remain vigilant in protecting our country from social ills and other elements that threaten our liberties,” giit ni Marcos.
“I call on my fellow Filipinos to honor Bonifacio’s life of extraordinary selflessness by becoming dutiful and law-abiding citizens who will contribute towards a brighter and freer future for all Filipinos,” patuloy niya.
Pinarangalan ni Marcos si Bonifacio, at sinabing ang mga ideya ng huli ang dahilan na “our heroic ancestors were able to muster the will and the courage to fight their oppressors thereby paving the way to our motherland’s eventual emancipation.”
“Indeed, it was his deeds that provided the impetus for our collective liberation, which we are challenged to preserve and protect amidst these trying times,” dagdag ng Pangulo.
“His spirit lives on in the stories we tell and use to build on his legacy, breathing new life into his words with our sense of duty and patriotism.”
Pinangunahan ni Marcos ang wreath-laying ceremonies sa Andres Bonifacio National Monument sa Caloocan City nitong Miyerkules ng umaga.
Dumalo rin dito sina National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) Chairman Rene R. Escalate at Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Bartolome Vicente Bacarro.
Nagsagawa rin ng flag raising and wreath laying ceremonies sa mga sumusunod na lugar:
Andres Bonifacio National Monument, Caloocan City;
Andres Bonifacio Monument, Tutuban, Manila Pinaglabanan Memorial Shrine, San Juan City;
Andres Bonifacio Monument, Balintawak Cloverleaf, Quezon City;
Andres Bonifacio Monument, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City; at