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Albayalde on Independence Day: Honor ‘modern heroes’ too

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 01:13 PM June 12, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) Gen. Oscar Albayalde urged the public to honor “modern heroes” as the Philippines celebrates the 121st Independence Day.

“Sa araw na ito, ipinagbubunyi natin hindi lamang ang kagitingan at katapangan ng ating mga bayaning lumaban para makamit ang kalayaan, kundi ng ating mga makabagong bayani na patuloy ring naglilingkod at nag-aalay ng dugo’t pawis para sa kaligtasan, kaayusan at kaunlaran ng ating bayan,” Albayalde said in a speech on Wednesday which was delivered by PNP Deputy Director Gen. Fernando Mendez Jr. at the PNP Headquarters.

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Albayalde said modern heroes are soldiers, firefighters, teachers, farmers and metro aides serving the Filipino people.

“Kabilang dito ang magigiting na pulis at mga sundalo, mga bombero, mga guro, mga magsasaka, mga metro aide, at iba pang mga lingkod bayan at mamamayang nagsasakripisyo, nagtatrabaho at nag-aalay ng buhay para sa sambayanang Pilipino,” Albayalde said.

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Albayalde then appealed to the PNP police personnel and officers to continue maintaining the safety and security of the public.

“Para sa pambansang pulisya, panahong muli upang paigtingin ang ating pagkakaisa at sama-samang isulong ang ating misyon tungo sa tunay na kaayusan, kapayapaan at kaligtasan ng bawat lansangan at komunidad sa buong bansa,” Albayalde said.

Meanwhile, Albayalde assured the public that the PNP will continue to fight crime and illegal drugs.

“Makalipas ang isandaan at dalawampu’t isang taon, patuloy ang ating pakikibaka laban sa iba’t-ibang hamon at suliraning hinaharap ng ating bayan,” Albayalde said.

“Nariyan ang problemang dala ng krimen at iligal na droga. Nariyan ang mga korap at pasaway na mamamayan. At nariyan ang ating patuloy na pakikibaka at pagsusumikap upang makamit ang tunay na pagbabago, hindi lang sa kapulisan kundi sa buong bansa,” he added.

Around 6,000 police officers and personnel attended the PNP’s celebration of 121st Independence Day at Camp Crame in Quezon City. (Editor: Julie Espinosa)

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