Mga sundalong Pilipino, hindi nakaligtaang purihin ni US Pres. Obama

admin   •   April 29, 2014   •   2659

Ang pakikipagkita ni US President Barack Obama sa mga Amerikano at Filipino troops sa Taguig City ilang oras bago siya umalis ng bansa nitong Martes, 29 April 2014 bilang bahagi ng kanyang state visit. (PHOTOVILLE International)

MANILA, Philippines – Napahanga si US President Barack Obama sa mga sundalong Pilipino na mabilis na rumesponde matapos ang pananalasa ng Bagyong Yolanda sa central at eastern Visayas noong Nobyembre 2013.

Aniya, hindi matatawaran ang kakayahan ng mga ito na tumugon sa sitwasyon kasama ang mga sundalong Amerikano na agad din na nagdala ng tulong sa mga nasalanta ng bagyo.

Sinabi pa ng pangulo ng Amerika na nagpapakita lamang ito ng magandang samahan at kooperasyon ng dalawang bansa lalo na sa mga oras ng pangangailangan.

“They worked together… Filipinos and Americans, setting up a medical station, clearing debris from the runway, reopening that airport, Filipino soldiers unloading aid from American cargo aircraft, American troops loading supplies on to Filipino helicopter. And when all the cargo were unloaded, our troops worked together to help local residents aboard so they could be evacuated to safety.”

Hindi rin nakalimutang kilalanin ni President Obama ang mga Filipino war veterans na naging katuwang din ng Amerika noong World War II.

Nagpapatunay lamang ito ng matagal nang alyansa sa pagitan ng dalawang bansa sa pagkamit ng katarungan at kapayapaan.

“There’s a connection between our proud veterans from World War II, our men and women serving today. Bound across the generations, the spirit of our alliance. Filipinos and Americans standing together shoulder to shoulder.” (Rey Pelayo / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

Day of Valor: AFP urges Filipinos to draw strength from WWII heroes’ gallantry

Robie de Guzman   •   April 9, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) called on Filipinos to draw strength from the gallantry of World War II veterans amid the coronavirus pandemic, as the country marks the Day of Valor (Araw ng Kagitingan).

“In this difficult time when our hope is being challenged by the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, we as a nation shall draw strength from our veterans who fought valiantly to defend our country,” AFP chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana said in a statement.

Sobejana said the heroism of soldiers who fought in World War II “showed the exceptional determination of Filipinos to stand against overwhelming odds.”

The sacrifices and bravery of these soldiers bestowed “our generation the freedom, peace, and the democracy we now enjoy,” he added.

“These deeds of heroism and ideals continue to live in the hearts and minds of all our brave Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, and Marines who perform their sworn duty to uphold our country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Sobejana said.

The AFP chief also paid tribute to all frontliners who continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As we remember the bravery and sacrifices of the Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor, we also recognize our modern-day heroes who are working tirelessly to protect our nation from and mitigate the effects of the global pandemic,” he said.

“We salute all the frontline personnel who continue to fight the fatal virus in the hopes of bringing back normalcy in the country,” he added.

“We will continue to work hand in hand, determined to overcome any kind of crisis, triumphantly, in the name of our undying love for our country,” he further stated.

Duterte looking forward to closely working with Biden – Palace

Robie de Guzman   •   November 9, 2020

(L-R) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and US President-elect Joe Biden

MANILA, Philippines –  President Rodrigo Duterte said he is “looking forward to closely working” with Joseph Biden as he congratulated the latter for winning the United States presidential elections.

“On behalf of the Filipino nation, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte wishes to extend his warm congratulations to former Vice President Joseph “Joe” Biden on his election as the new President of the United States of America,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement.

“We look forward to working closely with the new administration of President-elect Biden anchored on mutual respect, mutual benefit, and shared commitment to democracy, freedom and the rule of law,” he added.

Roque also said that the Philippines is committed to further strengthening its ties with the US under Biden’s administration.

“The Philippines and the United States have long-standing bilateral relations and we are committed to further enhancing the relations with the United States under the Biden administration,” he said.

“Congratulations and we wish him all the best,” he added.

Democrat Biden became the 46th President of the United States after he defeated Republican Donald Trump, according to US media on Sunday.

Six Holocaust victims buried in Britain

admin   •   January 21, 2019

Funeral attendees gathered around coffin of Holocaust victims in Bushey, England, United Kingdom on January 20, 2019 | REUTERS

 A funeral was held in Britain on Sunday (January 20) for six unknown Jewish victims of the Auschwitz death camp, after the remains of five adults and at least one child were donated to the Imperial War Museum in 1997.

The BBC said the remains were discovered among a large number of objects relating to the Holocaust given to the museum by one donor.

Coffins were lowered into the ground in a Jewish cemetery north of London at a ceremony attended by the Israeli ambassador and the deputy German ambassador, the BBC said.

Six million Jews were murdered in Nazi death camps during World War Two. — Reuters

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