Rizal Hall, Malacañan Palace
February 6, 2020
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte reminded his fellow public servants to always exercise integrity, impartiality and independence in serving the nation as he led the oath-taking of newly appointed government officials in a ceremony at the Malacañan Palace.
In his speech, President Duterte expressed his gratitude to the officials for ‘taking the most important challenge’ in the name of public service, saying he is confident that they will take part in the administration’s development agenda in their respective offices.
“I am optimistic that you will lead by example and inspire your fellow civil servants to be strong willed, dedicated, able, fearless and honest in dealing with our people. Be vigilant against corruption and other unethical motives and interests that diminish public trust,” he stated.
He reiterated that his administration’s utmost concern is the welfare and improvement of the Filipino people. He conveyed his full confidence in sustaining the gains of ‘Malasakit at Tunay na Pagbabago.’
The Chief Executive also reminded the government officials to uphold the Constitution, aid in the administration of justice, serve selflessly and promote transparency as well as good governance.
Around 400 people composed of newly appointed officials, government workers and other guests attended the ceremony.
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