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Palace official cites legacy of national heroes

Bacolod City (17 June) -- Extolling the heroic exploits of Negros Occ.'s local heroes, Palace Deputy Spokesman Lorelie Fajardo called on Negrenses to the keep alive the values our heroes have given us amid an atmosphere of rapidly changing value system and morality.

"In this province men like Aniceto Lacson, Juan Araneta, Rafael Ramos and Carlos Gemora are just a few of the many pure examples of Filipino valor, devotion and love for country. They remain as paragons of values which every Filipino must keep alive amidst current atmosphere of ever changing value systems and flexible morality," She said in her speech at the Bays Center immediately after gracing the Flag ceremony and Wreath Laying to the tomb of an unknown soldier at the Bacolod Public Plaza.

She also urged the audience to preserve the fruits of their sacrifices offered to the country by being vigilant lest their efforts be mentioned only in text books and post cards.

"The fruits of their sacrifices should not be just lauded in textbooks, postcards, souvenirs, or in monuments on nondescripts locations; neither in the passive acceptance of he values which these great men of our race seek to inculcate in us," she said.

Our country calls for action and vigilance amongst our citizen, for the greatest tribute to the founders of a great nation such as ours, she added.

To keep alive the true meaning of independence, Sec. Fajardo said that Filipinos should "stand firmly on what we believe in, to care for the environment, to work honestly and dignity,( to uphold what we believe in is truth at all times), to continuously pursue excellence in whatever field we choose to engage in, to fight for our loved ones and to be participative in the process of nation building and moral renewal. (PIA-LOL) [top]

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