06 June 2017

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte visits the troopers of the 602nd Infantry Brigade (602nd IB). He went 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 becoming complex now that the terrorists groups have used money from illegal drugs to fund their terrorist activities. He ordered the soldiers to end the threat terrorism 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

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella announces during a press conference in Malacañang on June 6, 2017 that the military has recovered P52.2-million from what used to be a lair of the terrorist in Marawi City in an operation on June 5. He added that this is a testament to the honor, integrity, and moral high ground of the armed forces that the military adheres to when conducting their duty. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Education Secretary Leonor Briones discloses during a press conference in Malacañang on June 6, 2017 that around 13,356,989 students have attended the first day of classes. She also said that this number is expected to increase in the following days. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
Education Secretary Leonor Briones, in a press briefing in Malacañang on June 6, 2017, announces that she has ordered the removal of the documentary requirements for enrollment of students who were displaced due to the terror attack in Marawi City. She added that the students affected in the Marawi City terror attack shouldn’t be deprived of education; hence, they have made education more accessible to them. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
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