CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, June 16 (PIA) — As the nation celebrates its 114th year of Independence, a local chief executive praised the move of government for its strong determination and commitment to protect the country’s rights and enforce security.
He stressed that ensuring territorial jurisdiction is mandated as much as we need to uphold national interest and sovereignty.
He added that while many people doubt the capability of the Philippine government to protect its territorial waters, the move of the government on the Scarborough Shoal standoff is a strong manifestation of our commitment to show that the world will not tolerate any aggression inside our national territory whether from foreign elements or local residents.
“The strong message that we sent to the world describes the character of our country, which is a decisive factor, as how we should go forward as a nation. Citizens over the nation must rise above any challenge for we are the true assets of our country, engaging this nation to achieve its national growth,” he stressed. (PIA 10)