President Rodrigo Roa Duterte visited the troopers of the 602nd Infantry Brigade (602nd IB) in their headquarters at Camp Robert Edward Lucero in Carmen, North Cotabato on June 6, 2017.
He kicked off his visit with a situation briefing with the Armed Forces of the Philippines officials.
He then proceeded to talk to the troopers where he said the issue of terrorism has become complex now that the terrorists groups has used money from illegal drugs to fund their terrorist activities. He then ordered the soldiers to end the threat of the terrorists as he wants the terrorist groups crushed.
Moreover, the President said he is putting the welfare of the soldiers as his top priority claiming that he will take full responsibility of the military’s actions. He also announced that he has set aside a trust fund that will cover the educational expense of the soldiers’ children.
The President ended his speech by thanking the soldiers for serving the country and he also appealed for their loyalty as he needs the military to end terrorism in the country. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO