PSG Grandstand, Malacañang Park
December 19, 2016

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte graced the Christmas boodlefight of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) held at the Grandstand of the PSG Compound in Malacañang Park, Manila.

In his keynote address, the President cited that he would keep his promise to provide free education to the children of law enforcers. “…Lahat ng edukasyon ng sundalo pati pulis, mga anak, libre na, gobyerno ang magbayad. Alam ko kung gaano kahirap,” he said.

The Commander in Chief added that he would give the PSG their combat pay and monetary support for hospitalization (for those wounded in the course of their duties).

Underscoring his stance against corruption, President Duterte mentioned that he would resign immediately should any member of his family be found guilty. “Kailangan tayo magdisiplina talaga and you know I’ve been strict about corruption… Huwag na huwag kayong pumayag sa mga anak ko, sa mga relative ko. Pagka naggamit ng pangalan ko, may raket yan,” he said.

At the end of his speech, the President reinstated his orders to both the military and the police of the administration’s fight against illegal drugs. “I’m ordering you to destroy the apparatus… You, kayo na nagsunod sa akin, I will protect you… Just remain loyal to the constitution,” he said.

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