Camp General Mariano Castañeda, Silang, Cavite
March 10, 2023

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. recognized the exemplary performance of the 208 members of the Philippine National Police Academy’s (PNPA) ‘MASIDTALAK’ Class of 2023 for finishing their cadetship amid the limitations posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Marking his first attendance as Commander-in-Chief at the PNPA’s 44th Commencement Exercises held in Silang, Cavite, the President urged the new members of the public safety and peacekeeping force to be just, morally upright and committed in protecting the rights of the public, notwithstanding the challenges confronting the PNP.

“Keep in mind to fulfill your duties and responsibilities with fairness and impartiality, regardless of status in society. Public service must be devoid of prejudice, of favoritism, or discrimination, for all Filipinos are entitled to equal rights and opportunities,” he conveyed.

President Marcos Jr. also extended his gratitude to all the officers and personnel of the PNP, Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) for fulfilling their duties, especially at the peak of the global health crisis, as well as for their great efforts and sacrifices in combatting criminality, eradicating illegal drugs and other lawless elements in the country.

“I assure you of this Administration’s support to your plans and programs to deliver more responsive, efficient and effective services to our people,” he said.

“Together, let us utilize our resources and synergize our efforts to create a more secure, a more peaceful, a more harmonious society that allows every Filipino to realize their goals and to reach their utmost potential,” the Commander-in-Chief ended in his message.

MASIDTALAK stands for ‘Maaasahang Tagapagsilbi ng Inang Bayan na may Dangal at Katapatan na ang Layunin ay Kapayapaan’. Of this year’s class, 186 joined the PNP, 11 chose to serve the BFP and another 11 joined the BJMP.

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