Emulate Bonifacio’s patriotism amid foreign existence – Mayor Isko

Emulate Bonifacio’s patriotism amid foreign existence – Mayor Isko

Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso encouraged the public to emulate national hero Andres Bonifacio as he urged Filipino’s to be patriotic.


In his speech during the 158th birth anniversary of Bonifacio on Tuesday, November 30, Domagoso said that while it is true that foreigners are welcome to do business in the country, Filipinos own the Philippines.


“Mahalin natin ang ating bansa. Walang magmamahal dito ng tunay, ng lubos, kung hindi tayo ring mga kapwa Filipino. Hindi po sila ang may-ari ng bansa, tayong mga Filipino,” he said.


“Atin itong bansang ito kaya walang lubos na magmamalasakit sa ating bansa kung hindi tayong tunay na Pilipino. Filipino sa ating bansa, mga Filipinong kababayan natin sa ibang dako ng daigdig,” the Mayor added.


Domagoso was joined by Manila City Vice Mayor Doktora Honey Lacuna, Cong. Yul Servo-Nieto, Manila Police District Director Brig. Gen. Leo Francisco, relatives of Gat Andres Bonifacio, and other city government officials during the commemoration of Bonifacio’s birth anniversary.


Domagoso said that Bonifacio’s patriotism paved the way for the awaken of the minds and hearts of the Filipinos that led to the where the country is right now.


The mayor of the nation’s capital said that unity among each other should be done as there is only blood that is running through the veins of all – the Filipino blood.


“Wag tayong mag-away-away. Maaari tayong magdiskursyo, kani-kaniyang idea, kanya-kanyang opinion, but at the end of the day, we must come together as one nation. Pilipino ang umaagos na dugo sa bawat ugat natin, wala ng iba kaya ipamahagi niyo, ikalat niyo ang pagmamahal sa ating kapwa, ang pagmamahal sa ating bansa,” Domagoso said.


“Hinihikayat ko kayong lahat. Come together. Let’s work hand-in-hand. We deserve to live in our present and together build back for our better future. Iyan ang obligasyon natin sa ating mga anak at salin-lahi sa mga darating pang panahon,” he added.


Domagoso stressed that the public should not forget what happened in the past and learn from his history in order not to repeat the mistakes done before.


He also paid tribute to the medical frontliners, whom he tagged as modern day heroes, for all the sacrifices that they have done amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


“Ngayon maituturing natin ang mga bagong bayani ang mga doctors at nurses. Ngayong araw na ito ay kinikilala natin sila sapagkat nakalulungkot man isipin iyong mga domtor at nurses, some of them, paid also the iltimate prize, while serving our people,” he said.


“Kaya bagay na wag rin nating kakalimutan na kahit paano sa maliit nating kaparaan, mag-alay naman tayo ng dasal sa kanila at sa kanilang mga kaluluwa na nawa’y tanggapin sa langit ng ating Panginoong Diyos ang mga taong nasawi mailigtas lang ang bawat batang Maynila o bawat Filipno sa buong bansa,” Domagoso added. (Kiara Lauren Ibanez/BENJAMIN CUARESMA/ mtvn)

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