The morale of all soldiers, both officers and enlisted personnel, is very high, thanks to President Rodrigo Duterte’s visits to various military camps nationwide.
This was disclosed by Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs office chief Col. Edgard Arevalo during a briefing Friday.
He said that having the Chief Executive in your midst, not only the defense chief and ranking military officers, talking to you, shaking your hand, and asking about your welfare certainly brings a huge morale boost to troopers in the front-lines.
“He (President Duterte) really talks and cares about the men on the ground. He also talks to the commander to hear for himself what they really need in the field and how the government can address it immediately for the good of our soldiers,” Arevalo said in Filipino.
“There is no request within reason, by our soldiers, that the President did not respond to positively,” the AFP official stated.
Arevalo said that this is the first time in military and Philippine history that a president is taking time to make the rounds of various military command headquarters to meet their personnel. (PNA)