Like a father of a family who provides guidance and inspiration to his children, President Rodrigo Duterte continues to inspire soldiers and policemen as he visits the different military camps the wounded and the families of those who passed away while performing their jobs.
2LT Jerome J. Jacuba, during the President’s dinner with some 63 other soldiers who were wounded in different military and peace and order operations said, “kung bayani kami, ikaw bayani ng mga bayani.”
Jacuba related that his resurrection from the dead came when the President visited AFP Medical Center in August. “Four months na nagmumukmok lang ako sa kwarto nag-iisip ang hirap ng dinanas ko na nawalan ng paningin. It was the lowest moments in my life.”
But with the President’s visit, his life changed as blessings started to come.
Relating his story, he said “inisa-sa kaming kausapin ni Presidente. First time ko sanang makita ng harapan ang Presidente ng Pilipinas. First time ko sanang makita ang viral video ng pagdalaw niya, pero bulag na ako.”
Even if he did not see President Duterte, Jacuba said he felt him. At the hospital, Jacuba hugged the President as he approached him on his bedside. Inside Malacañang’s Heroes Hall, they again hugged each other tightly like father and son, with President Duterte giving him a pat on the back, to reassure him that he will be all right.
When Jacuba spoke before his fellow soldiers and some families, he said “salamat po kasi nirerecognize mo ako kahit san ka mapunta. Ikaw ang naging buhay at nagtaas ng moral ng mga sundalo.”
He described the President’s act of visiting the ground troops as a sincere gesture from a leader. “Isa kang lider na sinsero,” and they are willing to give the last drop of their blood, to serve and die for the country.
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