LOOK: Manila City Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso led on Wednesday, February 3, the commemoration of the 76th anniversary of the Battle of Manila.

In his speech before ambassadors from five foreign countries, Domagoso likened the country’s healthcare workers from the heroes of the past, citing their sacrifices amid the COVID-19 pandemic.“We have in our midst, battalions of doctors, regiments of nurses, brigades of health workers and platoons of frontliners who are risking their lives and limbs to contain the virus,” Domagoso said.

“They are no different from the heroes of the past. They have done so much sacrifice for the sake of our country,” the Mayor said.

The Mayor was joined by foreign envoys—United States Embassy Chargé d’affaires Mr. John Law, Australian ambassador Steven Robinson, United Mexican States ambassador Gerardo Lozano Arredondo, Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian and Canadian Ambassador James Peter MacArthur.

He was also joined by Vice Mayor Ma. Sheilah ‘Honey’ Lacuna-Pangan, military host Captain Levi Carane PN, Rear Admiral Adeluis Bordado PN, National Parks and Development Committee executive director Cecile Lorenzana, National Museum director general Jeremy Barns, National Historical Commission deputy executive director for administrarion Carminda Arevalo and Intramuros Administration chief Atty. Guiller Asido.