By shaping the characters of their sons and daughters through their words

June 16, 2019

By shaping the characters of their sons and daughters through their words, actions, and sacrifices, fathers “thereby ensure our nationhood, our freedoms, and the prosperity and peace of the next generations who will come after us,” says Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin as he underscores the important role of fathers in the task of nation-building during the 26th Ulirang Ama Awards on June 16, 2019 at the Centennial Hall, Manila Hotel.

The Chief Justice exhorts: “I urge that we who are fathers should lead the effort to transform our society from the one that has been retarded by the heavy weight of a seeming tolerance of vice, dishonesty and misconduct to one that is moved by the ideal of giving the highest preference to virtue, honesty and morality.” (Caption by Darylle Evie Mae C. Catabay; Photo by Francisco S. Gutierrez)