Aquino urges CIDG to remain committed to quest for truth and justice

January 14, 2013 10:10 pm 

MANILA, Jan. 14 — President Benigno S. Aquino III called on the Philippine National Police – Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) to remain committed to the quest for truth and justice and to securing the rule of law.

"Maintaining peace and order is a vital aspect of our task of nation-building: A safe, secure society guarantees its citizens the freedom to pursue activities that is essential to their personal development and that leads to our collective success," the Chief Executive said in his message to the CIDG in commemoration of its 60th Founding Anniversary.

The President said the CIDG, as the investigative arm of the PNP, performs a critical function towards the realization of the national aspirations.

The CIDG is headed by Police Director Samuel D. Pagdilao, Jr. of Pinili, Ilocos Norte.

In his message, the President stressed the "CIDG's specialized skills and training are crucial to solving crimes and ensuring those who endanger lives are made accountable before the law."

"May you be steadfast in building on your accomplishments in the past six decades. This anniversary is a proud reaffirmation of your duties as CIDG personnel. Demonstrate passion, integrity, and excellence in your work, that we may maintain a peaceful and progressive country we can truly call home. I wish you a happy and meaningful anniversary," the President said. (PNA)

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