President Marcos Jr. Urges Newly Promoted AFP Officers to Remain Faithful to Their Duties

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President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Urges Newly Promoted Officers to Serve the Philippines

On Monday, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. delivered a powerful message to the newly promoted officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). He reminded them of their duty to the Philippines and the Filipino people, emphasizing the importance of remaining faithful to their sworn responsibilities.

As he administered the oath of office to the 39 officers who had moved up to higher ranks, President Marcos Jr. highlighted the significant role they still have to play. He acknowledged the heavy responsibility awaiting them and the mission that lies ahead. Above all, he emphasized the great expectation of serving the republic they defend and love.

President Marcos Jr. urged the officers not to fail the people they serve, emphasizing that this is the trade-off of their new ranks. He expressed his hope that their promotion would inspire them to carry out their duties with utmost dedication, professionalism, and integrity, setting an example for others to follow.

Furthermore, President Marcos Jr. called on the officers to be aware of the existing and emerging threats that the country faces, as these could jeopardize the peace efforts of his administration. He emphasized that there is still much to be done, missions to accomplish, and service to be selflessly rendered to the people they have all sworn to protect with their lives.

Newly Promoted Officers from Various Branches of the Armed Forces

Among the 39 newly promoted officers, twenty are from the Philippine Army (PA), nine from the Philippine Navy (PN), nine from the Philippine Air Force (PAF), and one from the Chaplain Service (CHS).

The Philippine Army’s newly promoted officers include Lieutenant General Steve Crespillo, Major Generals Arvin Lagamon, Edmundo Peralta, Allan Hambala, Leodevic Guinid, Ramon Zagala, and Domingo Gobway, as well as Brigadier Generals Benedict Balaba, Ramon Flores, Jose Jesus Luntok, and Antonio John Divinagracia.

Army Brigadier General Arsenio Sadural was also among the newly promoted officials, along with Brigadier Generals Ramon Antonio Bello, Emilio Pajarillo Jr., Jose Vladimir Cagara, Febie Lamerez, Jose Ricky Laniog, Romualdo Raymund Landingin, Mario Jacinto, and Samuel Manzano.

In the Philippine Navy, Commodores Salvador Henry Quinto and Peter Jempsun de Guzman were promoted, along with Brigadier General Ivan D.R. Papera, Commodores Salvador Lavapie Jr. and Brendo Casaclang, Brigadier General Romulo Quemado, Commodores Lemuel Espartinez and Jerry Garrido Jr., and Brigadier General Ronaldo Juan.

A Lifetime of Service and Dedication

President Marcos Jr. expressed his confidence in the newly promoted officers, stating that he believes they will continue to honor their oath, respect their uniform, earn the admiration of their peers, and affirm the prestige they have earned through a lifetime of service.

He assured them that he knows they will diligently carry out their work until the last hour of their last day in office. Their commitment to their duties will serve as a testament to their dedication, professionalism, and integrity.

President Marcos Jr.’s call to the newly promoted officers serves as a reminder of the immense responsibility they hold. It is a call to action, urging them to fulfill their duties with unwavering commitment, ensuring the safety, security, and well-being of the Filipino people.

As the officers embark on their new roles, their promotion serves as a symbol of their achievements and the trust placed in them. They are now tasked with upholding the values and principles of the armed forces, serving as role models for future generations of officers.

With their unwavering dedication and commitment, these newly promoted officers have the potential to make a significant impact on the armed forces and the country as a whole. Their service and sacrifice deserve recognition and appreciation from the Filipino people.

Source: The Manila Times

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