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PBBM to AFP Council of Sergeants Major: Gov’t is steadfast in making AFP a world-class force – Presidential Communications Office

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. assured the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Council of Sergeants Major on Monday that the administration will continue implementing programs and policies that will promote their welfare and of their families.

In his speech during the traditional dinner for the AFP Council of Sergeants Major at the Malacañan Palace, President Marcos reminded them to keep up their good work as he reiterated that the administration and the Philippines will always be on their side as they fulfill their duties.

“Rest assured that we will remain steadfast in transforming and modernizing the AFP into a world-class force that is respected by its counterparts and is a source of national pride,” President Marcos said.

“So, let me likewise assure you that we will continue to implement programs and policies that will promote your welfare, and not only those who are in active service but those whose families I consider also to be in active service. So, keep up the good work. Know that this administration and the entire country is behind you as you fulfill your duties to the nation,” he added.

The President hosted the annual traditional dinner for the AFP Council of Sergeants Major. Around 180 guests from the AFP, the Department of National Defense (DND), and the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Military and Police Affairs (OPAMPA) attended the event.

The chief executive expressed his gratitude to the officials as he joined with them in celebrating the 27th Non-Commissioned Officers Week and the 54th Founding Anniversary of the Office of the AFP Sergeant Major.

President Marcos noted that the enlisted personnel are the backbone of the country’s military force as they compose 90 percent of the troops and, with their specialized abilities, support the daily operations and institutional activities of the AFP.

“You are vital to our sustained success of defending our state, our sovereignty, and our patrimony. It is, therefore, of utmost importance that we help each other and make sure that they all reach their fullest potential, so that they become well-rounded soldiers,” the President said.

“This is where you Sergeants Major come into the picture. As