Call to participate in nation-building


Call to participate in nation-building
Hjayceelyn M. Quintana, Philippines Ambassador to the UAE.

Independence Day gives citizens the opportunity to reflect on past achievements as well as ways to confront challenges that lie ahead

By Hjayceelyn M. Quintana

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Published: Wed 12 Jun 2019, 10:38 AM

Last updated: Wed 12 Jun 2019, 12:42 PM

I join the Filipinos across the United Arab Emirates in commemorating the 121st Anniversary of Philippine Independence Day.
This day reminds us once again of our inspiring history as we honour the sacrifices and courage of our forefathers who secured the freedom that we, Filipinos, enjoy and cherish as a people.
Our Independence Day also gives us the opportunity to reflect on our past achievements and at the same time, examine ourselves as we confront the challenges that lie ahead.
On this auspicious day, let us celebrate the country's continued economic growth, massive gains in the peace process in the Southern Philippines, and its enhanced global presence in the community of nations through regional and international engagements and partnerships.
We call on all Filipinos overseas, our modern-day heroes, to remain confident in our country's bright prospects, and implore you to participate in nation-building.
May we all have a meaningful celebration! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!
- Hjayceelyn M. Quintana is the Philippines Ambassador to the UAE.

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