Wall of Heroes for Covid-19 fatalities

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DAVAO CITY —- President Rodrigo Duterte has honored on Saturday June 12, the heroism of the medical frontliners who died while attending to their patients, a Wall of Heroes will be constructed to honor them inside the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

Duterte who led the commemoration of the 123rd anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence on Saturday, encouraged the Filipino public to honor the country’s frontline workers who are instrumental in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. 

“As we commemorate this year’s Independence Day, let us honor our modern-day heroes – our healthcare workers, law enforcement officers, and other frontliners who have been instrumental in our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic,” the President said in his address in Provincial Capitol Grounds in Malolos City, Bulacan.

“In the past year, they have risked their own lives and sacrificed their own comfort and security to ensure that our society will continue to function despite this crisis. Maraming pong salamat sa inyong pagmalasakit at serbisyo.”

During his message, the President announced the construction of a Wall of Heroes, being erected by the Armed Forces of the Philippines at the Libingan ng mga Bayani to honor medical frontliners who perished during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“At lahat ‘yong namatay na mga doktor, mga nurses, ‘yong mga attendants na nahawa ng COVID will be honored by their name inscribed in that wall,” he said in announcing the wall’s construction.

“It is now being built. And I’d like to thank the Armed Forces of the Philippines for their pagmalasakit sa kapwa Pilipino.”

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