The Armed Forces of the Philippines gave the President and Commander-in-Chief a modest but fitting division-size testimonial parade and review at the GHQ Parade Grounds in Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo today.
During the said event given by the AFP in his honor, President Benigno S. Aquino III recognized the hard work and dedication the military officers put in their jobs especially in times of need.
He also urged the military to continuously improve capabilities in carrying out their duties, as he thanked them for their service to the country for the last six years.
“Kaya naman po, sa ngalan ng bawat kababayan nating naisalba, natulungan, o napanatag ninyo ang loob: Maraming, maraming salamat,” President Aquino said in his address as Commander-in-Chief.
The Chief Executive also asked military personnel to have courage and affirmation as they also pursue strategy and innovation.
“Sa nagdaang anim na taon, para sa inyong modernisasyon, nakapaglaan na tayo ng suma-total, 65.89 bilyong piso at nakapagkumpleto ng 70 proyekto. Malayong-malayo ito sa 45 kabuuang bilang ng mga proyektong naipatupad sa nagdaang tatlong administrasyon, na nagkakahalagang 31.75 bilyong piso,” he added.
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