As we rejoice in the resurrection of Christ, we celebrate Easter with a strengthened faith for better things to come and stronger determination to heal and recover as one from the challenges we face as a nation.
Easter gives us renewed hope for a better new normal. We can apply the lessons we have learned over the past year, turn setbacks into opportunities, and leverage on each other's strengths. With the spirit of Bayanihan, we hope to soon rebuild our economy, reunite with our communities, and recuperate from the loss of lives and tragic experiences that this pandemic has brought us.
To us at the Department of National Defense, Easter is a time to reaffirm our commitment towards a peaceful and stable Philippines. Signifying rebirth, Easter brings forth a spirit that enliven the morale of our soldiers and reignites our resolve in protecting our nation's sovereignty and serving our people with utmost professionalism and patriotism.
It is with fervent hope that the message of Easter would also resonate with our global leaders, that they may choose peace over war, life over death, and cooperation over division.
From my wife, Edith, and our family, and your entire One Defense Team, our warmest Easter greetings!
Maligayang Pasko ng Pagkabuhay!
Delfin N. Lorenzana
Department of National Defense