Duterte urges Filipinos to pursue ‘virtuous example’ of saints
On All Saints’ Day, President Rodrigo Duterte expected to visit Benguet in relation to the deadly Mountain Province landslide
As the country observed All Saints’ Day on Thursday, November 1, President Rodrigo Duterte
called on Filipinos to follow the “virtuous example” of the saints.
“I call on the entire nation to honor those who have gone before us in the grace of God. Their legacy
remains an important part of who we today and we have much to gain from their virtuous example,”
he said in his message for the occasion.
“May their deeds inspire us to become advocates of peace and solidarity as we do our part in building our nation and alleviating the suffering of others,” he added.
Duterte, who in his public speeches boasts of killing drug addicts and human rights advocates, asked his countrymen to “emulate” the saints and honor the dead.
“Together, let us copy our holy people, petition God for the unceasing rest of spirits and extend our commitment with our networks as we work without a doubt and enduring change,” he said.
Further, on November 1 might be an occasion for most Filipinos yet there’s no such extravagance for Duterte. He relied upon to visit Benguet in connection to the fatal avalanche in Mountain Province. He probably going to join an aeronautical investigation of the influenced region.