PSG CELEBRATES 122ND ANNIVERSARY
Malacañang Park, Manila — The Presidential Security Group (PSG), under the leadership of BGEN JOSE ERIEL M NIEMBRA AFP, celebrates with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte today, 26 June 2019, as it marks its 122 years of service as protectors of the President, the first family, heads of state/government, other foreign dignitaries, and the seat of the government.
PSG, which is an elite unit of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, is ably complemented by the Philippine National Police (PNP), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), and civilian workforce.
With this year’s theme, “PSG@122: Service Beyond Mandate”, the entire Command sends the public a message that the PSG troopers are not performing merely as security. For beyond the mandate to protect the President is its commitment that lies in serving the best interest of the Filipino people, whose sovereign power have placed the President in the highest seat of government, in order to lead and create a better future for our country. Protecting the President is thereby pursuing peace and ensuring the stability and progress of the Filipino nation.
According to BGEN NIEMBRA AFP, “Being with the Presidential Security Group is a privilege to any trooper because not everyone in the Armed Forces is given the chance of working directly with our Commander-in-Chief, especially that we now have a leader with a very strong character. As manifested by his battle cry, ‘not during my watch’, it is clear that we are in for greater challenges. We are now facing threats not experienced by other heads of this republic. So we are very fortunate to be given this chance of protecting our President and writing the next chapter of our country’s history because by protecting our President we are actually serving the Filipino nation.”
As the unit celebrates its 122 years, a series of pre-anniversary activities were conducted which included: (1) Squad Challenge, (2) Duathlon, (3) 10k Fun Run, (4) Shoot for a Cause, and (5) Medical and Dental Mission.
Additionally, PSG troopers also had their chance to perform and watch PBA games, as well as be part of the audience for “It’s Showtime” and “ASAP Natin ‘To”. They also had a radio guesting on DWDD 1134kHz Katropa Radio to help the public understand the significant role of PSG as well as talk about its anniversary celebration.