Camp Lapu-Lapu, Cebu City
May 1, 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte acknowledged the gallantry of the Filipino soldiers during his visit at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Central Command Headquarters in Camp Lapu-Lapu, Cebu City.

In his speech before the men and women of the AFP Central Command, he revealed that he is a President for peace and vowed to address the issues of terrorism that plagues the nation’s security. He said that his administration is pursuing peace talks with the Moro leaders in Mindanao.

The Commander-in-Chief also cited that the soldiers would soon receive personal sidearm weapons to boost their capability to respond to the call of duty. Moreover, he revealed to the soldiers that he signed an Executive Order (EO) prohibiting illegal contracting and subcontracting during his earlier engagement in the 116th Labor Day celebration.

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