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Duterte: Easter brings ‘profound message of hope’ amid pandemic

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday reminded Filipinos that amid the prevailing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ gives “a message of hope” that there is an end to pain and suffering.

In his Easter Sunday message, Duterte extended his greetings to Filipino Christians here and abroad in commemorating the most important day of the year for Christians.

Today, we are joined together in the spirit of victory through the Resurrection of Christ. The glory of Easter gives us all a profound message of hope in the midst of suffering and an assurance of triumph over adversity,” he said.

Duterte also expressed hope that Easter would guide Filipinos in pursuit of “shared aspirations” for a better and safer future for all.

As we collectively strive to overcome the challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, I trust that the promise of salvation will inspire us to look ahead for new beginnings and move forward with stronger faith and compassion for others,” he added.

In a separate message, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar said the resurrection of Jesus Christ symbolizes “the power of God.

This momentous event gives rise to our spiritual renewal, so we may experience rebirth and renewal, walk and receive the promised salvation in Heaven and be with Christ and God,” he said. Philippine News Agency