Duterte to Filipinos: ‘Move forward with stronger faith’ 

President Rodrigo Duterte called on Filipinos to move forward with stronger faith as the country celebrates Easter with the rest of the world.

“As we collectively strive to overcome the challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, I trust that the promise of salvation will inspire us to look ahead for new beginnings and move forward with stronger faith and compassion for others,” the President said.

Duterte said the resurrection of Jesus Christ gives the country a message of “hope in the midst of suffering and an assurance of triumph over adversity.”

He greeted Filipinos as residents in Metro Manila and nearby provinces enter another week of lockdown amid rising Covid-19 cases.