SMX Convention Center, Pasay City
February 25, 2019

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte served as the guest of honor and keynote speaker in the 1st National Assembly of the Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas with the theme, ‘1Barangay: Matuwid na Pamamaraan tungo sa Isang Tunay na Pagbaba-Go,’ at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

In his message, President Duterte shared his eagerness to speak before the barangay officers of the nation upon learning of the invitation to grace the event. He called on his fellow government workers to serve the nation first and foremost, as well as to restore law and order in their respective communities, to achieve genuine development throughout the country.

He appealed to them to support his administration’s campaign against the proliferation of illegal drugs and graft and corruption, citing his long experience as a prosecutor that gave him valuable lessons and aided him in serving Davao City as its mayor for many years.

Around 1,800 participants composed of the Liga ng mga Barangay’s National Executive Board Members, Luzon Island Presidents, Visayas Island Presidents, and Mindanao Island Presidents attended the event.

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