AFP chief to troops: Strive for ‘commitment to excellence’

MANILA To achieve more success this year, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chiefofstaff, Lt. Gen. Benjamin Madrigal on Monday urged all military and civilian personnel to have "commitment to excellence".

"To reach higher levels of success, it is imperative that we possess a deeper sense of dedication, teamwork, professional competence, and commitment to excellence," he said.

He also reminded the AFP personnel of operational requirements, particularly in putting an end to the armed conflict and the terror threat in the country.

"We will carry on and push our strong will to score a complete victory and finally put an end to local communist armed conflict. We will focus on capacitating ourselves in peace constituencybuilding, stakeholder leadership, community dialogues, and nationbuilding," Madrigal said.

He added that the AFP will work with the Muslim community and "fully support the conduct of the plebiscite" and assure the Bangsamoro people's exercise of their right to vote.

"We also need to eradicate the existence of terrorist cells through our initiative on preventing and countering violent extremism with the support of concerned agencies and the Muslim community," the AFP chief said.

"Let us always be reminded of the trust of the Filipino people that solidifies our legitimacy and credibility as the protector of the people and the state. It is our responsibility and our obligation to repay their trust and confidence with genuine, selfless, and professional commitment and dedication to service," he said. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency

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