MALACAÑANG on Saturday extended its condolences to Cuba following death of Fidel Castro.
“The Palace extends its sincerest condolences to the family and people of Cuba on the demise of former President Fidel Castro.
”Mr. Castro was a revolutionary who upon assuming his island’s highest political office reasserted his nation’s dignity and self-worth, stood up against the West and capitalism,” Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said in a statement.
“We are one with the family of Mr. Castro, the Cuban Government, and the Cuban nation during this period of deep mourning,” he added.
The Palace also extended its admiration to Castro’s efforts in promoting health, education and literacy as one of the “few societies that remain untouched by commercialism.”
“His achievements in social development, such as establishing a universal health care and providing free education, became models for many developing nations with limited fiscal resources.”
“The passing of former President Castro will surely be felt by the peoples of Cuba and the world.”