President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his message to the Filipino troops who are battling the Maute group and other local terrorist groups in Mindanao.
In his message at the Study Room in Malacañan Palace on July 3, 2017, the Commander-in-Chief commends the soldiers on the ground and assures them that government will provide for the needs of all the wounded soldiers and their bereaved families.
Message of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte
July 4, 2017
I am commending our troops of the Republic of the Philippines on the ground for your relentless efforts and determination in our goal to retake the city of Marawi from the Maute group and other local terrorist groups.
I enjoin the operating troops to carry on until our objective of wiping out these enemies of the state and the people has been achieved. I urge you to remain steadfast and alert as Martial Law in Mindanao will remain in effect to counter the persistence threat of terrorism and insurgency.
The people in Marawi will also need your assistance as they rebuild their lives and homes once military operations come to a conclusion. By fulfilling this, we must not let our guards down against the emergence of terrorism and banditry of the area.
Let us also honor and remember our fallen comrades. May their courage and bravery remind us the sacrifices asked of us as we go about the task a building peaceful nation.
Government assures all the wounded and all the bravery families that they needs attended to. The nation will never neglect the heroes of the republic. Let us all continue strive to build a stable, orderly and progressive society. Continue to work to make our shared dream a genuine lasting peace and reality. Continue to serve our country and the Filipinos. My salute goes to all of you there.
Maraming salamat at mabuhay kayong lahat. Hindi ko kayo kalimutan at hindi ko kayo pababayaan.