Duterte to PNP, AFP: ‘I have your backs’
President Duterte assured the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) of his solid support for the two organizations in his second State of the Nation Address on Monday.
“For soldiers and policemen risking their lives for our country and democracy, I have your backs,” he said.
Whatever the troops will do, Duterte said “I hold myself, me and me alone should be responsible.”
Duterte noted that his administration has crafted a program, a comprehensive social and financial assistance for soldiers and policemen.
“For the family of those who are rendered totally disabled in the line of duty, we shall provide shelter health care assistance, education,” Duterte said.
He also lauded the efforts of the government troops fighting in the conflict-torn Marawi City.
“They are the silent heroes who risk their lives everyday for our country’s security,” he said.
Duterte also vowed to strengthen the defense capabilities of the military and police./rga
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