AFP BACKS SARA on mandatory military service for Filipinos

Mandatory military service to help build strong Philippines

The implementation of mandatory military service for Filipinos will help instill patriotism among citizens and help them contribute to nation-building efforts, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said on Thursday.

LT. COL. MAYOR INDAY. Mayor Sara Duterte earning the promotion in the Army Reserve Corps during a simple ceremonylast year at City Hall presided by Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, left, and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief-of-Staff General Ricardo David Jr. BERT TOMAS

“We welcome the proposal as this is attuned to the times while the government is faced with adversities and challenges, aligned with our aspirations for the citizenry to contribute to nation-building,” AFP spokesperson, Col. Ramon Zagala, said in a message to reporters.

This is in support of the call of vice presidential bet, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, for mandatory military service for all Filipinos upon turning 18, Zagala said in a report by the Philippine News Agency (PNA).

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