The Philippine government, through Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana urged all Filipinos to unite in fighting modern-day threats such as terrorism, climate change, poverty, transnational crimes and cybercrimes.
“We need to stand together and face these challenges. In the fulfillment of our mandate and sworn duty, the Department of National Defense will continue to defend the country and every Filipino against external and internal threats to our peace and security,” Lorenzana said.
“Defending our territory remains our top priority that is why we continue to strengthen our efforts to guard the integrity and sovereignty of the country,” Lorenzana said.
The DND chief assured the public that the defense establishment remains on alert against lawless elements.
“Rest assured that we will continue to be on alert and vigilant against groups who are out to destroy our democracy and peace. We will not let the idea of hatred prevail, instead we will suppress this so that peace and security will prevail,” Lorenzana said.