The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) gave an Information and Security Briefing to Vice President Maria Leonor Gerona Robredo, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 at the AFP General Headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.
This engagement has been prior arranged by the Department of National Defense (DND) and the Office of the Vice President (OVP) although no definite date had been established until last week.
The AFP rendered customary Arrival Honors to VP Robredo befitting the second highest official of the land.
At the Conference Room, the VP was informed of the Mission, Vision, and Functions of the AFP as a Bureau under the Department of National Defense.
More importantly, the Vice President was made aware of the capabilities the AFP now possesses, the security challenges it faces and cope in various mission areas locally and abroad, and the AFP’s way forward in its firm and continuing commitment to bring about conditions for peace, progress, and security for the country with the support of other Departments, local governments, and their respective constituents.
The VP expressed her gratitude for the honors and the briefing accorded to her.
She expressed satisfaction over the many AFP accomplishments and gave her support to the uniformed personnel and civilian employees of the AFP in the pursuit of its mission.
The Vice President wished the AFP success in all its endeavor.
Secretary Delfin Lorenzana of the Department of National Defense, during his remarks, welcomed the VP for the honor of her visit. He likewise expressed the continuing and unwavering loyalty and commitment of the DND– the AFP included– to the Constitution and the duly constituted authorities.
And that every member of the Department, the Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, and Marines will have no reservations to perpetuate its mandate of ensuring the defense and security of the state and the protection of its sovereignty and territorial integrity.