Youth urged: Em­u­late Jose Rizal’s prin­ci­ples

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MANILA, Philippines — Mala­cañang urged the Filipino youth to draw in­spi­ra­tion from the life of Dr. Jose Rizal and em­u­late the prin­ci­ples that made him the coun­try’s great­est hero.

Pres­i­den­tial Spokesper­son Sal­vador Panelo is­sued the state­ment on Satur­day, a day be­fore the coun­try com­mem­o­rate the 122nd mar­tyr­dom of Rizal.

Panelo said “Rizal’s life and death is a walk­ing tes­ta­ment to a per­son’s mag­nif­i­cent and con­sum­ing love for his coun­try that sparked a leap for free­dom and an as­ser­tion of na­tional dig­nity.”

“More than one cen­tury has passed since his ex­e­cu­tion in Bagum­bayan (now Luneta), but his in­flu­ence on our na­tion’s evo­lu­tion re­mains rel­e­vant to­day as it was 122 years ago,” he said.

“As we com­mem­o­rate the an­niver­sary of his death, we ask our peo­ple, the youth in par­tic­u­lar, to take in­spi­ra­tion from Rizal’s life story and em­u­late the prin­ci­ples that made him the coun­try’s great­est hero,” he added./

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