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Saludo ako sa inyo! Duterte fetes AFP, PNP men for job well done in thwarting terrorists

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President Duterte on Saturday, March 10, hailed the Western Mindanao Command for its efforts in repelling terrorist groups.

During his visit at the Edwin Andrews Air Base, Duterte recognized the bravery of the members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) in helping thwart threat groups.

“I salute the valiant soldiers of the Western Mindanao Command for their successful efforts in combating threat groups in their area of operations,” he said in his speech.

The President cited the troops’ operations against the ISIS-inspired Maute group during the five-month battle in Marawi City.

“By fulfilling your sworn duty to protect our people and to defend our democratic institutions, you helped pave the way for a stronger Republic,” he said.

“Together, let us continue fighting for our people’s welfare and for the betterment of the entire Philippines” Duterte said.

The President also expressed gratitude to the officers and members of the AFP and PNP for their sacrifices to the country.