Duterte to PMA, PNPA grads: Remain true to the Filipino flag
By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday urged the graduating cadets of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) and the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) to remain loyal to the flag and the Constitution.
Duterte made the remark during the virtual commencement ceremonies of the PMA “Masidlawin” Class of 2020 and the PNPA ‘Mandayug” Class of 2020.
“Let me end by posing this question which I once heard. It goes thus: if those who are tasked with the maintenance of peace and order and the protection of public and private property do not do their mandate or worse, commit that which they are called upon to prevent or guard against. Again, I said the question be: what then? Sinong tutulong ng bayan? Who will carry the liberty? Who will carry our independence? Who will carry the constitutional duty of due process, fair play?” the President asked.
“These are the things which you have to worry for after all your magna carta and for all of us is the Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines. Remain true to that sacred document and remain as ever loyal to the Filipino flag,” he added.
Duterte likewise expressed optimism that the graduates would ensure the national security of the country.
“I’m confident that I will have soldiers, the finest from our military school, and police graduates that you will be there to secure the Republic for all time,” according to him.