Vice Mayor Melchor Quitain Jr. stressed the importance of nationalism among the young generation and for them to develop a positive attitude towards patriotism.
This is in line with the country‘s commemoration of the 159th birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio on Wednesday.
“Let us commemorate and remember the day for it was through the sacrifices of many pioneering Filipinos including Andres Bonifacio who paved the way to Philippine independence. Love of country or nationalism is what we need to cultivate in us and the younger generation,” Quitain told Edge Davao.
Quitain, together with Davao City Police Office (DCPO) director Col. Alberto Lupaz and Task Force Davao commander Col. Darren Comia, led the commemoration of the 159th birth anniversary of Bonifacio by offering wreath at the hero’s monument along Magallanes Street in Davao City.
Meanwhile, a day before Bonifacio’s birthday commemoration, the members of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-Southern Mindanao (BAYAN SMR) and Kilusang Mayo Uno-Southern Mindanao (KMU SMR) offered flowers and messages at his monument.
In its Facebook Page, the group posted that BAYAN SMR and KMU SMR expressed their commitment in pushing the fight for healthy wages, regular and decent work, lowering the prices of basic goods and services, and protecting the human and democratic rights of the workers and the poor.