First Lady lauds PSG

First Lady Louise “Liza” Araneta-Marcos recently recognized members of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) as the country’s “pride and joy” and the ones who helped them perform their official functions.

During the graduation rites of those who graduated from the Very Important Person Protection Course (VIPPC) Batch “Maharlika” Class, Araneta-Marcos also encouraged PSG members to guard their new distinction with “respect and kindness” while maintaining “professionalism” at all times.

She added that her husband — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. — could not make it to the ceremony because it coincided with the state funeral of the late former President Fidel V. Ramos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City.

Araneta-Marcos, however, said she would often hear her husband talk about his admiration for the “highly proficient” members of the PSG.

“He (Marcos) would always tell me — in no uncertain terms — that the PSG is our country’s pride and joy, that you are the elite group of women and men, that you are experts in your field, and that you are the best and the brightest,” Araneta-Marcos said.

“…If my husband says that you are the ‘best and the brightest’ and after I saw how you trained today, I am now a convert,” she added.

She also reminded the graduates to fulfill their duty within principles intact and continue protecting all those they have sworn to protect.

“After today, you will no longer be representatives of your respective units, but you now represent the Office of the President. Much will be expected from you, so always keep in mind the basic tenets of honor, patriotism and duty,” she added.

Araneta-Marcos also thanked them for protecting the First Family, former presidents, visiting heads of state, and other VIP guests.

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