CALOOCAN CITY, Aug 9 (PIA) -- President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has lauded the Philippine National Police (PNP) for its selfless service in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
"I likewise extend our appreciation for your selfless service as frontliners in our fight against COVID-19 pandemic. I ask you to ensure that the PNP will remain pandemic-resilient by adopting protective protocols in the new normal," Duterte said in a video message to highlight the 119th Anniversary of the Police Service on Thursday.
"I ask you to ensure that the PNP will remain pandemic-resilient by adopting protective protocols in the new normal," Duterte added.
The President also extended the nation's gratitude for the PNP's significant contributions in the campaign against illegal drugs, criminality and terrorism.
For more than a century, the brave men and women of the police force have been the vanguard of peace and order across the country, he said.
"I congratulate everyone - especially the outstanding units and deserving personnel that will be awarded today - for your crucial role in making the PNP a highly dynamic, professional and responsive organization," the President said.
"May you build on the gains of your achievements and continue to serve with honor and justice." (PIA NCR)