Navy commended for contribution in country’s defense, development through the years

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“I am proud of the achievements and the immeasurable contribution of the Philippine Navy to our country’s defense and development through the years,” National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said in his message for the 122nd anniversary celebration of the Philippine Navy.

“I thank you for your commitment and readiness to respond to the needs of our people, both in times of peace and conflict, across the seas and throughout the land,” he added.

“May our sailors, marines, and every member of the Philippine Navy continue to espouse patriotism and never cease to aspire for excellence,” Secretary Lorenzana said.

“We have been entrusted with our nation’s defense and security, and we must always remember our pledge to serve the people now more than ever,” he said.