President Rodrigo Duterte reiterates his call for peace this holiday season.
Here’s his first Christmas message as chief executive:
My beloved countrymen as we remember the birth of our savior Jesus Christ, let us celebrate with genuine compassion and desire to foster hopes in our hearts. This Yuletide season, I wish for peace order, progress for our country. Greeting you all a very merry Christmas, my family, my fellow workers in government and let us all look forward for the coming of a new year with great happiness.