Refer to: Ms. Dale Zapata
not give in to destabilizers – VP Noli
June 12, 2005
on the very spot where Philippine Independence was declared 107 years
ago, Vice President Noli “Kabayan” De Castro called on the
Filipino people to protect democracy and to resist those who are
trying to spread disorder.
his message during the celebration of Independence Day at the
Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite, the Vice President emphasized the
need for unity and restraint as emotions run high in the face of
recent accusations against President Arroyo.
us not be swayed by those who are trying to provoke us. Let us not
allow ourselves to be used by some politicians who are only promoting
their own interests,” De Castro said.
to calls for President Arroyo’s and his resignation, De Castro
reiterated that he has no intentions of abandoning his post.
was elected by the Filipino people, and I swore to carry out my
responsibilities as Vice President. That is what I intend to do. My
concern now is how to help our
countrymen who will be affected by recent events,” he said.
Castro asked the people to remember and cherish the freedom that our
forefathers dreamt of and fought for more than a century ago, and
which became the foundation of our nation as the first democratic
republic in Asia.
us not forget what our heroes have fought for, and what we ourselves
stood up for during EDSA I and II,” he said.
are called once again to stand up—not for Gloria, not for Noli, but
for a prosperous and peaceful future for our country,” he added.
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