(Photo: Presidential Security Group (PSG) Change of Command Ceremony. Courtesy: Screengrab from RTVM Malacanang FB)
Pormal nang itinalaga ni Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos Jr. si Col. Ramon Zagala bilang bagong Commander ng Presidential Security Group o PSG kahapon, July 4.
Pinangunahan ni Marcos ang change-of-command ceremony ng PSG sa Malacanang.
Pinalitan ni Zagala si Brigadier General Randolph Cabangbang na naging PSG chief sa administrasyon ni dating Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte.
Binigyang-diin ni Marcos ang kahalagahan ng Presidential Security Group (PSG).
“What you are guarding is not only the personages of the First Family but you are guarding and keeping safe an institution, the institution of the presidency,” ayon kay Marcos sa kanyang talumpati.
“Because should you fail in your mission, that institution will collapse and the effects on our country will be dire. That is why we only pick the best men and women that we have within our military to join the Presidential Security Group,” dagdag niya.
“I trust that under your leadership, the PSG will be able to continue the excellent provision of security to the Office of President, the First Family, as well as visiting heads of state and diplomats,” aniya.
Sa panig naman ni Zagala, sinabi niyang ang pagprotekta sa First Family ay pagprotekta sa bansa.
“I would like to emphasize that protecting President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and his kin is not just simply protecting the Chief Executive and his loved ones, it is to secure the stability of our country,” ayon sa talumpati ni Zagala.
“It is to guarantee that the trust of the majority of our countrymen in his presidency will not be in vain.”
Sinabi niyang nakatuon ang kanyang pansin sa training, personnel welfare at stakeholder engagement.
Hinikayat ni Zagala ang lahat ng PSG personnel na maging propesyonal at tapat sa bansa.
“I expect each and everyone of you to remain professional and loyal to the Constitution and our country. Be competent on the job at hand, be kind and compassionate, be humble. But also be firm and steadfast when needed,” dagdag pa ni Zagala.