|President Rodrigo Duterte leads the mass oath-taking of newly-appointed officials and various national leagues. The ceremony was held at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on June 1, 2017.Joining the 200 new presidential appointees were officers and members of the League of Vice Governors of the Philippines, Provincial Board Members’ League of the Philippines, Vice Mayors League of the Philippines, Lady Local Legislators’ League of the Philippines, and National Movement of Young Legislators.
In his keynote speech, the President urged public officials to be humble and live a simple life, and should not be wallowing in luxury.
The President also discussed how illegal drugs has infected thousands of barangays across the country as he divulged how terrorist groups have used drugs to fund their illegal activities. He reiterated that his campaign against illegal drugs is relentless.
The President is likewise bent on improving the capacity of law enforcers to eradicate terror groups so that lasting peace would be achieved in the country.
Following his speech, the President had photo opportunities with the newly-appointed officials as well as members of the various national leagues in attendance. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
|Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana provides updates on the operations against the terrorists in Marawi City during a press briefing in Malacañang on June 1, 2017. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO|
|Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella reveals during a press briefing in Malacañang on June 1, 2017 that the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao poses a minimal impact on the economy. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO|
|Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella announces during a press briefing in Malacañang on June 1, 2017 that the Asian Development Bank has approved a P300-million loan intendedto boost employment. He added that the funds will be used to support the Department of Labor and Employment’s program which aims to assist the youth in finding quality employment. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO|
|Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announces during a press briefing in Malacañang on June 1, 2017 that an investigation is ongoing on an air strike in Marawi City, which resulted to the death of 10 government troops and wounding of seven. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO|
|President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with United States of America Senator Cory Gardner who paid a courtesy call on the President in Manila on May 31, 2017. Joining the President is Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, while Senator Gardner is accompanied by US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO|
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