By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte again assured that government forces will not go to jail for performing their duties.
“Performing a duty for a nation is a noble job. I will not allow a single soldier to stay in prison even for one day. That is my promise to you,” Duterte said in his speech at the 401st Infantry Brigade here at Camp Datu Lipus Makapandong on Saturday.
The chief executive said he would take the blame for soldiers who are facing charges.
“If it is in the performance of your duty and you face charges, criminal and all, you need not worry. I will take the blame personally and I will protect you,” he added.
Duterte also reminded soldiers to perform their duties in accordance with existing laws.
“I assure you that you are not alone in this fight. 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,” the President said.