Camp General Mariano N. Castañeda, Silang, Cavite
March 22, 2019
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte urged the new graduates of the Philippine National Police Academy’s (PNPA) ‘Sansiklab’ Class of 2019 to never be deceived by power and fame as they embark on their respective careers, during his attendance to the PNPA’s 40th Commencement Exercises in Cavite.
In his message, the Commander-in-Chief underscored the skills and learning acquired by the new PNPA graduates that would allow them to contribute more to nation building, and encouraged them to be the ‘greatest version of yourselves.’
“I enjoin our fresh graduates to support and contribute to the administration’s fight against illegal drugs, terrorism, and corruption. Now more than ever, the Philippines needs optimistic and brave men and women like you who have the qualities to be effective and efficient public servants,” President Duterte said.
“As you leave the halls of the Academy, bring with you the principles of integrity and loyalty, as well as the values of patriotism and compassion that your alma mater has instilled in you. These will serve as your guideposts as you perform your duty to our people and nation,” he added.
The President also mentioned that in return for their unwavering service, the government would support them through programs that would improve their capacity, uplift their morale, and guarantee the well being of their families.
Class valedictorian Cadet Jervis Allen Ramos from Tondo, Manila placed first in the ‘Sansiklab’ Class of 2019, composed of 154 male and 47 female cadets who would eventually become commissioned officers in the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP).
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