As 2016 draws to a close, let us take time to thank the Almighty for another year given us to serve the nation as protectors of the President and Commander-in-Chief, the highest office of our land. As part of the One Defense Team, it is important that you stay the course of performing your duties to the best of your abilities, with the highest sense of courage, valor and patriotism.
I convey my gratitude for staying true to your commitment and living up to the genuine meaning of the profession of arms, and look forward to 2017 with a heartful of hope. Continue being exemplars of military professionalism as defenders of our President who embodies the dreams and hopes of every Filipino.
Let me wish you all the joys of the holiday season, and the blessings of the coming New Year. To our courageous Presidential Security Group, Maligayang Pasko at Manigong Bagong Taon!
Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana
Department of National Defense
Republic of the Pilippines