The whole nation commemorates the Araw ng Kagitingan on the 9th day of April of every year pursuant to Executive Order No. 203,s 1987, and the Philippine Veterans Week from April 5 to 11, as per Presidential Proclamation N0. 466,s 1989.
To promote and, preserve and memorialize the principles, ideals and heroic deeds of our Filipino war veterans, meaningful activities shall be conducted in coordination with various national government agencies and non-government organizations.
This year’s theme, “Kagitingan ay Gawing Gabay, Pandemya ay Mapagtatagumpayan,” the celebration also serves as a reminder that through sheer courage and determination, much like how our Filipino veterans defended our country in the war, we can overcome our ongoing battle against COVID-19.