Watch: President Duterte’s 2016 Christmas message to Filipinos

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has delivered his first Christmas message  since being elected to Malacañang this year.

In his message, the President said he wishes peace and progress for his countrymen.

The video was posted on the Presidential Communications (Government of the Philippines) Facebook page on Christmas Eve.

The full message read:

“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.”

Watch the video: