PNP Multipurpose Center, Camp Crame, QC
August 17, 2016

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte expressed his gratefulness for the services of the police force especially in his administration’s fight against criminality and the illegal drug trade when he led the 115th Police Service Anniversary celebration in Camp Crame, Quezon City.

As guest of honor and keynote speaker, President Duterte said in his speech that in return for their services, he promised to double the salary of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) personnel, and eventually provide free primary and secondary education plus college scholarships for their children.

He reiterated the full protection and support of his administration as they perform their duties in cleaning up the country of criminals and drug pushers, including scalawags in uniforms.

“I will give you a clean government, it will be so and it will be done… I hold it as an article of faith that we can never progress or develop until there is law and order in these islands,” said the Commander-in-Chief.

He also led the presentation of awards to 28 outstanding personnel, units and special units. He was assisted by Interior and Local Government (DILG) Acting Secretary Catalino Cuy and PNP Chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa.

This year’s anniversary celebration carries the theme, “Hamon ng Pagbabago, Pinag-ibayong Serbisyo”. Former president and special envoy to China Fidel Ramos, Cabinet officials, former PNP chiefs, AFP officers, members of the diplomatic corps, members of the Judicial and Legislative branches, and guests from the local government and nongovernmental organizations also attended the event.

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