Rizal Hall, Malacañan Palace
March 11, 2020

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte administered the oath of office to the newly appointed Generals and Flag Officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Star Rank Officers of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in an oath-taking ceremony at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace.

The Commander-in-Chief also donned the rank of Lieutenant General to Major General Allen T. Paredes, Commanding General of the Philippine Air Force (PAF).

In his message, President Duterte urged the AFP and PNP officers to help his administration fight the social ills that plague the country.

“Indeed, fighting the ills that plague our country is a daunting task that we must continue to do if we are able to realize our shared vision of a safer and stronger Philippines for every Filipino,” he said.

He also urged them to remain dedicated and committed in their sworn oath as they perform their respective duties.

“May this significant milestone in your respective careers serve [not just] as a celebration of your personal and professional achievements, but also [as] a reminder of your sworn duty to serve this country and its people,” the President stated.

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