Malacañang Park, Manila
October 18, 2023
President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. led the Presidential Security Group (PSG) Change of Command Ceremony at the PSG Grandstand in Malacañang Park, Manila.
The President expressed his profound gratitude to former PSG Commander, Brigadier General (BGen.) Ramon Zagala, for ensuring his safety, as well as of the First Family and the general public within the vicinity of Malacañang. During the event, he presented the Distinguished Service Star to BGen. Zagala for the valuable and exceptional service he rendered under a position of major responsibility.
“To further enhance the PSG’s capabilities, you have led the acquisition of advanced and modern equipment under the Multi-year Materiel Capability Development Plan 2022-2028. There are also ongoing improvements in the PSG Headquarters,” he remarked.
“Once again, thank you very much—Brigadier General Ramon Zagala—for your loyal service. I offer you my snappiest salute,” he continued.
At the same time, President Marcos Jr. expressed gratitude to BGen. Jesus Nelson Morales for stepping up to the challenge as the new PSG head. He also called on all the members of the PSG to extend their utmost support to their new Commander.
“Let me likewise take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the valiant PSG officers and troops. I trust that you will fully support General Morales just as you did for General Zagala with integrity, service, and excellence,” he said.
“Let us remain steadfast in safeguarding our country so that we can fulfill our sworn duty of providing a peaceful and secure life to every Filipino,” the President ended in his speech.
The Commander-in-Chief received a PSG Black Beret and miniature troops that represent the PSG— an Elite Unit tasked to protect the President of the Philippines and the First Family.
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