Locsin: ‘Tapang at malasakit’ bring stability

DFA Sec. Teodoro Locsin Jr.

President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign battlecry “tapang at malasakit” (courage and compassion) should serve as a guide for all government workers to hurdle challenges that threaten the administration.

In his message to mark the 121st Independence Day on Wednesday, Locsin said such values have resulted in stability and economic progress for the past three years.

“These are the values of daily life the President has writ large in his governance to serve our countrymen, whatever their station in life may be, and wherever they may be in the world,” stated Locsin.

“These are also the values that sustain the resolve of the government to beat corruption, criminality, illegal drugs and other social ills. They are manifest in the political stability and economic progress that we doubtless enjoy today.”