Legarda urges Filipinos to love country like Rizal

Thursday, June 20, 2024

In commemoration of Dr. Jose Rizal’s 163rd birth anniversary, Senator Loren Legarda underscored the importance of one's love of country, describing it as a crucial driving force in national development.

Legarda emphasized that fostering patriotism would enable Filipinos to innovate ways to improve and serve the country, as it requires a unified effort to overcome challenges.

"Throughout his lifetime, Dr. Jose Rizal emphasized love for the country and the Filipino people, valuing our identity and independence, even at the ultimate cost of his own life,” Legarda said.

"We must uphold his ideals through serving others; let us uplift one another by utilizing our best abilities and ensuring the protection of our future," she added.

The four-term senator highlighted several initiatives, such as respecting human rights, finding ways to protect the environment, preserving our cultural heritage, and ensuring equal opportunities for all.

Legarda further expressed that Rizal used the available tools of his time, with his pen creating a rippling effect throughout the nation.

"During his time, he put his thoughts to good use and awakened Filipino consciousness through the most influential media of the time—literature," remarked the senator.

"We now have the means to advocate for reform with just a click: social media is a highly effective tool today, ensuring that the voice of the people cannot be silenced." 


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