TAGBILARAN CITY — Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte on Friday urged Boholanos to support the new administration to improve the condition of Filipinos.
“Let us keep each other in friendship, prayer and pride as we take the next steps in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. I ask for the support of the Boholanos as the new administration makes decisions in our best interest,” she said during the 168th Bohol Day celebration held at the Bohol Cultural Center.
Duterte hoped that the collective harmony and faith of Bohol would overcome the challenges and spread throughout the country.
“Bohol is always a welcoming place, a new home for others and the home of the best places in the world place, scintillating in its continuous motivation, culture, tradition and faith. The whole of Bohol will bloom, bloom again, bloom again…” she said.
Duterte visited the Clarin National School of Fisheries where she met with local officials and the Ministry of Education to discuss the repair, reconstruction and renovation of school buildings destroyed by Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) in December 2021.
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Duterte’s last visit to Bohol was in 2019.
Bohol Governor Aris Aumentado said, “Boholanos are ruled by a spirit that never dies.”
“Treat a Boholano with respect and kindness, and he will open his humble home to you like a long-lost brother…And you will enjoy Si Katuna’s hospitality,” Aumentado said.
Bohol became a separate politico-military province from Cebu on July 22, 1854.
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