May 9, 2024

Atty. Benjamin ‘Benhur’ Abalos, Jr.
DILG Secretary

I wish to convey my genuine commiseration and respect to fire volunteer John Justin Gagarin of the Leveriza-Malate Fire and Rescue.

What he displayed was an uncanny bravery and dedication, when he still faithfully carried out his duties as a firefighter even while in tears, after seeing his own house being razed to the ground by a fire that he was called to respond to in Malate, Manila on Tuesday.

The valor and sacrifice he demonstrated by choosing to help other victims first, instead of saving his own home is truly a topnotch display of heroism that is an inspiration to us all.

Mabuhay ka, John Justin Gagarin, kasama ang libo-libong mga bumberong patuloy na iniaalay ang mga sarili para sa pagtupad ng kanilang tungkulin, na magligtas ng ating mga kababayan na biktima ng sunog at iba pang mga kalamidad!

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