President Rodrigo Duterte wished for “peace, order, progress for our country” in his Christmas message to the nation on Saturday, December 24.
Read the full text of President’s message:
My beloved countrymen, as we remember the birth of our savior Jesus Christ, let us celebrate it with genuine compassion and desire to foster hopes in our hearts.
This Yuletide season, I wish for peace, order, progress for our country.
Greeting you all a merry, merry Christmas—my family, my fellow workers in government—and let us all look forward for the coming of a new year with great happiness.