It was a brief whistle stop.
The President of the Philippines (POTP) Rodrigo Duterte arrived Wednesday afternoon at Camp Elias Angeles at the headquarters of the 9th Infantry Division (ID) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Barangay San Jose, Pili, Camarines Sur.
Duterte’s scheduled visit was anticipated originally at 11 AM in the morning.
On hand greeting the visiting commander in chief was Spear Division commanding officer Maj. Gen. Manolito P. Orense. It was about 3:30 PM.
The program proper started at about 4:30 PM as the president addressed the officers and troops of the camp.
He dwelt on his favorite topic of the drive against illegal drug. The speech lasted for about 30 minutes.
Duterte presented three Glock 30 and four magazines to the soldiers which he said were for use in encounters with the terrorists.
The first Bicol army camp visit was the 9th for the president around the country after taking office.
It was the third visit to military camps in a span of four days.
On Tuesday, September 20, the President took the time to visit and talk to the Agila troops of the Philippine Army at Camp General Manuel T. Yan Sr. in Mawab, Compostela province.
Earlier, on Sunday, Sept. 18, the President visited the 5th Infantry Division (ID), at Camp Melchor F. Dela Cruz in Isabela.
Below is the video of the event:
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