Who shares the sincere message of Christmas, Duterte or Robredo?
The Christmas message of President Rodrigo Duterte:
Once again it is the time of the year when we honor, gather our families and friends to celebrate the nativity of Jesus shares lifes many blessings and demonstrate our love and gratitute for each other.
As we take part in this joyous occasion may we contemplate on the lessons that we can learn from the narrative of Christ’s birth.
Let the ideas of compassion, kindness and reconciliation guide us as we embrace our contrymen in the spirit of shared humanity.
Together let us bring hope and peace in our nation this youletide season and we welcome the coming year with much hope and optimism.
I wish everyone a happy and meaningful Christmas.
Below is the message of vice President Leni Robredo (loose translation only):
More than two thousand years ago since Jesus was born in the time of darkness and chaos. But a baby made it, bringing his light and affection, to give new hope, especially to the less fortunate and those experiencing sorrow.
This season, our homes will be full of joy and unity. Family and friends will get together who have not seen each other for sometime. Let’s get together with the rice noodles and ham in noche buena. Listen to endlesss sharing of stories in celebration of the coming of our Savior.
In the midst of all this joy, let us take the true spirit of Christmas. We can find it in the story of ordinary people who do wonderful things during the first Christmas. One of whom is Joseph who chose to take care of Mary and her baby. Mary who is humble to follow God’s command, the Shepherds who listened to the voice of angels to meet the coming of Jesus.
Let us take strength from their example, at the time of the burden of our country the weight of many trials, such as the high prices of basic commodities. Let us exercise our true Filipinos: our smiles will not be watered down and our love will not be cold. We will not to be beaten by the challenge of time. All trials shall pass away; all conflicts shall be put to an end.
At the time that the anger and onflict continue to exist, at the time it seems that we are being pulled away from the things that should bring us together, we choose the right to consider our fellowmen in need. More than ever, now they need us. Let’s not allow anybody will be left behind. Every life is important; every Filipino is entitled to God’s giving salvation
We are the strength for each other. We are able to make possible the impossible because together we reach out for our goals.
A Merry Christmas to all of you, from me, and from (to) my children.
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