Duterte vows to provide military equipment to defend nation

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President Rodrigo Duterte has reiterated his administration’s commitment to provide the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) with equipment needed to defend the nation.

“As long as you perform your mandate in accordance with law, this administration will remain steadfast in supporting your organization and provide you with the necessary tools and resources that enable you to effectively fulfill – as defenders of the nation,” Duterte told the military at Camp Datu Lipus Makapandong, 401st Infantry Brigade, Brgy. Awa, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur on September 29.

He said he, together with the Filipino people, are truly grateful for the gallantry of wounded and fallen comrades and the courage of troops to continue to make great sacrifices to defend our land, uphold peace and secure the freedom we now enjoy.

“We have accomplished a lot since we had started this journey more than two years ago. Yet, there is still much to do as we continue our fight against the ills that plague our nation,” he added.

Source: https://pcoo.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/20180929-Speech-of-PRRD-during-his-talks-to-troops-in-Agusan-del-sur.pdf