Extend Bayanihan spirit, share to those affected by tragedies, Roque encouraged Filipinos

Members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines conduct rescue operations in Marikina City in the aftermath of Typhoon Ulysses. (File photo) 

CALOOCAN CITY, Dec. 24 (PIA) -- Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque is encouraging Filipinos to extend the Bayanihan spirit and share their blessings with those affected by tragedies. 

In his Christmas eve message, Roque also urged the public to always be mindful and observe minimum health standards while celebrating Christmas and other festivities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As we celebrate this season, we call upon all Filipinos to remember to share our blessings to our brothers and sisters who have been badly affected by natural or personal tragedies,” he said.

“Our country struggles to confront the various challenges that we faced this year. The pandemic and the natural disasters brought fear and sadness but during these difficult times, we heal and recover as one. Amid these challenges, there are silver linings that we can be thankful for,” he added.

He expressed hope that Christmas this year would be filled with hope, peace, and joy.

He also asked Filipinos to give more compassion, understanding, and patience.

“It is high time that we collectively unite as one nation and one people for a better Philippines,” Roque said, wishing all a safe and peaceful Christmas. (PIA NCR)

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