Remulla hails DOJ personnel as modern day heroes on Araw ng Kagitingan

By Benjamin Pulta

April 9, 2024, 5:00 pm

<p>Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin “Boying” Remulla <em>(File photo)</em></p>

Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin “Boying” Remulla (File photo)

MANILA – As the nation commemorates the Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor), Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin “Boying” Remulla on Tuesday hailed the Department of Justice (DOJ) personnel as modern day heroes for working hard in the interest of public service.

“Today, we commemorate the lives of unsung heroes who stood up against the Japanese forces during World War II. We are reminded of our forebears who fought for this country’s victory. You are likened to them. Each of you is a hero on your own,” Remulla said in a statement.

“You face the toughest battles each day not only at work but perhaps even within the solitude of your homes, struggling every moment to make each day better than yesterday for ourselves and loved ones. You have sacrificed so much of your time and your family in the interest of public service,” he added.

Remulla said the DOJ lawyers “may have even defied the lure of lucrative practice to prosecute people who continue to abuse our country and people.”

He urged fellow workers of the DOJ to fulfill their mandates as public servants with all courage and decency.

“Ang Araw ng Kagitingan ay para sa bawat kawani ng ating departamento na nagsusumikap na umangat sa buhay sa pamamagitan nang tapat na paglilingkod sa kapwa nang walang hinihintay na anu mangkapalit (The Day of Valor is for every staff member of our department who strives to rise in life by honestly serving others without expecting anything in return),” Remulla said.

“Let this day inspire us to become heroes in our own little way, the ‘modern day heroes’ of the department - steadfast to the rule of law,” he added. (PNA)