Published April 9, 2021 10:43am

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Thursday paid tribute to the frontliners amid the COVID-19 pandemic in celebration of Araw ng Kagitingan or Day of Valor.

In a statement, Lorenzana expressed gratitude to medical frontliners who are serving the public to protect their health as well as for soldiers who are enforcing security in the country.

“Sa kabila ng ating mga kinakaharap na pagsubok bilang isang bansa, walang pasubali ang kagitingan na ating nasasaksihan mula sa ating mga kababayan na katuwang natin sa paglaban sa kasakuluyang pandemya,” he said.

[Despite the challenges we are facing as a nation, we have been witnessing bravery in our countrymen who are our allies in fighting the pandemic.]

Lorenzana also acknowledged the veterans and heroes of the country in history. He said courage still remains in the spirit of the Filipinos.

Lorenzana encouraged the public to keep on living the lessons from the country’s history as well as the nobility of the veterans in daily life. He also called on Filipinos to help and have concern with each other. —Joviland Rita/KBK, GMA News