More hospitals for veterans eyed

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday bared his plans to build more veteran hospitals in Visayas and Mindanao.

In his speech to celebrate National Heroes Day at the Libingan ng mgaBayani in Taguig City, Marcos paid tribute to the battle-hardened warriors of World War II and Post World War.

“Together with the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office, we will build hospitals in the Visayas and Mindanao that we will dedicate to our veterans,” the Chief Executive said.

Marcos said these hospitals will not only benefit Filipino war veterans but also their dependents.

He vowed that his government will continue to push for programs to protect their well-being.

“Rest assured that this government will remain active in pushing for programs that will address your needs, particularly your health,” Marcos said.

The Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City and Philippine Veterans Affairs Office-VMMC accredited government and private hospitals nationwide currently provide hospitalization, medical care, and treatment to Filipino veterans.

The President reiterated his call for unity, which he said is the key to achieving success as a nation.

“Let us bravely face any challenge that lies ahead with the confidence that we will be stronger and more successful if we continue to unite and work together as a nation,” he said in Filipino.

Marcos emphasized that the nation would succeed if its people would lift each other up by being instruments of peace and solidarity.

“Let’s not lock ourselves in conflict and drag each other down. Instead, let us be instruments of peace (and) solidarity,” he said.

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