DND joins May 1 rites, hails workers as ‘backbone’ of PH economy

The Department of National Defense (DND) has expressed its appreciation to all hardworking Filipino workers who are the country’s economic backbone as the nation celebrates Labor Day (May 1). “The DND joins the nation in celebrating this year’s Labor Day and paying tribute to the men and women who serve as the backbone of our economy and society,” DND Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said in a statement. He also took this opportunity to convey his deepest appreciation and gratitude to all Filipinos whose hard work and dedication have allowed the country to surmount the most difficult challenges the nation had faced. “Today (Monday), we honor your invaluable contributions that will ultimately pave the way for our economic recovery and growth,” the DND chief said. Galvez also acknowledged Filipino soldiers who tirelessly defend the nation, and uphold peace and security while putting their own lives on the line. He said that the entire Filipino nation is grateful for their courage, integrity and unwavering commitment to the protection of the Philippines. “On this Labor Day, I enjoin everyone to remember the sacrifices and contributions of our labor force. The Department reaffirms its commitment to securing the country and enabling an environment for national stability and inclusive development. May we continue to work together towards our collective aspiration for a better and more prosperous society. Mabuhay ang manggagawang Pilipino (Long live the Filipino workers),” Galvez said. Meanwhile, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) also joins the rest of the nation in saluting all Filipino workers for their efforts in helping the country. OPAPRU acting chief Secretary Isidro L. Purisima, in a statement, hailed all the country’s workers for doing all they can to help uplift their families and serve their communities. And regardless of their professions, the OPAPRU chief said these workers are a valuable part of furthering a culture of peace and a progressive and peaceful society.

Source: Philippines News Agency