Duterte urges new cops to support war vs. drugs, terrorism

MANILA - President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday urged graduates of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) to contribute in the administration's war against illegal drugs, terrorism, and corruption.

"I enjoin our fresh graduates to support and contribute to the administration's fight against illegal drugs, terrorism and corruption. Now, more than ever, the Philippines needs optimistic and brave men and women like you who have the qualities to be effective and efficient public servant," Duterte said in his speech during the PNPA's 40th Commencement Exercises for "Sansiklab" Class of 2019 in Silang, Cavite.

The President told PNPA graduates to uphold integrity, patriotism, and compassion in their work as public servants.

"As you leave the halls of the Academy, bring with you the principles of integrity and loyalty as well as the values of patriotism and compassion that your alma mater has instilled in you. These will serve as your guideposts as you perform your duty to our people and nation," he told the PNPA graduates.

"Never be deceived by power nor by fame. What is important is that you honor, for it is your badge towards genuine success," he added.

Duterte assured his administration's support in the programs of the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection, and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology.

"The national government will continue to support the Philippine National Police, the Bureau of Fire Protection, and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology through programs that would improve your capacity, to uplift your morale, and ensure the well-being of your families," he said.

The ceremony had 201 graduates who earned their Bachelor of Science in Public Safety degree from the PNPA. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency

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