From the Philippine News Agency (Jun 18): AFP chief lauds valor of Filipino troops on Father’s Day
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Sunday recognized the bravery of Filipino soldiers in line with the celebration of Father’s Day.
In a text message to the PNA, AFP Chief Gen. Eduardo Año lauded the sacrifices and heroism of government troops who put their lives on the line in order to preserve peace and order in the country.
“Soldiers do secure the lands so that all the other fathers in the country may be able to celebrate Father’s day with their families peacefully,” Año stressed.
He said the children of soldiers are the ones who are thankful for this occasion the most, noting that the fact that their fathers remain alive each day is already a blessing.
“Military has the deadliest jobs for fathers. Perhaps nobody can appreciate Father’s day better than the children of soldiers who understand that everyday that their fathers stay alive is a blessing,” Año said.
“To a gallant soldier as you are, Happy Father’s day to everyone and God bless you,” he added.