As the Philippines celebrates National Heroes’ Day, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) honors our new heroes that are currently manning the country’s frontlines in addressing the health and economic challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

National Heroes’ Day has always been about recognizing the heroism of our heroes who had fought for our country’s liberty and independence in battles and wars. While this present crisis is not set during war-time, the price still being paid has been momentous as our people reckon with uncertainty and fear due to the COVID-19 virus. Thus, the frontliners in this crisis include our healthcare workers as well as employees of the service industry who keep our communities safe and our loved ones healthy at home.

Read the full statement through this link. 

Date of Release: 31 August 2020