Rizal Hall, Malacañan Palace
August 5, 2019

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte administered the mass oath-taking of officials from various government agencies in a ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace.

The Chief Executive reminded the newly sworn officials to preserve their dignity and resist the temptation of engaging in corrupt activities as they assume their positions in the government.

“Keep in mind that you are committing to something that is larger than yourselves, and part of your responsibilities is to uphold integrity, accountability and transparency in the institutions that you will serve,” President Duterte said.

Likewise, he encouraged the new government officials to work with the administration in uplifting the lives of the Filipino people and to contribute towards progressive growth for the nation.

“Let us all work together so that we may finally end the ills that have degraded the level of governance in this country. Help me institute the necessary reforms so that our government may effectively stamp out criminality, illegal drugs, terrorism and other ills that have prevented us from improving the lives of our people,” the President said.

Around 147 newly appointed government officials took their oath of office that included undersecretaries, assistant secretaries, assistant solicitor generals, deputy director generals, commissioners, deputy national statisticians, assistant national statisticians, prosecutors, attorneys, board members, chiefs, and directors of various agencies.

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