As the country commemorates the Chinese New Year, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Saturday called on Filipinos to reflect on their accomplishments last year.
“This occasion brims with infinite opportunities as we gather to pay homage to the heritage of the dragon, a timeless symbol of power, wisdom and courage,” Marcos said in his Chinese New Year message.
“In its majestic presence, let us reflect on our accomplishments in the past year, cherishing the triumphs that elevated our spirits and nourished our souls,” the President said.
The chief executive added that the triumphs, that “elevated our spirits and nourished our souls,” would rekindle the people’s “enthusiasm and optimism” in uplifting and steering the country to greater heights.
Marcos also urged the people “to take to heart that dreams turn into reality through firm commitment and resolve.”
The Manila Police District on Saturday said the welcoming of Chinese New Year in Binondo, Manila was peaceful and no untoward incident transpired and no crimes were recorded.
“I extend my heartfelt greetings to the Filipino-Chinese community and the entire nation on the commemoration of the Chinese New Year,” Marcos said.
“As one diverse yet united community, may we immerse ourselves in the richness of our cultural identity and lay the groundwork for a more peaceful, harmonious and progressive Philippines. I wish everyone an auspicious and bountiful Chinese New Year,” the President said. —Ted Cordero/KG, GMA Integrated News