National Security Adviser Gen. Hermogenes C. Esperon Jr. will address the Armed Forces of the Philippines Retired Veterans Association Inc. (AFPREVA) on its 62nd Anniversary celebration on August 31 at 7 p.m. in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.
Col. Simplicio F. Duque, AFPREVA president, said that Esperon is expected to talk to rally AFPREVA members behind President Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs and corruption.
Esperon will be joined by Bayambang, Pangasinan Mayor Cesar T. Quiambao, a well-known entrepreneur who built the Skyway infrastructure in Metro Manila.
Esperon, Quiambao and eight others will receive the AFPREVA SANDIGAN AWARD as part of the association’s commemoration of National Heroes Day on August 29.
Chartered in 1954 by the Veterans Federation of the Philippines in accordance with Republic Act 2640, AFPREVA has been serving its members in securing their benefits and other entitlements.
Esperon was Presidential Management Staff chief under President Gloria Arroyo and AFP chief of staff under President Ramos.
The campaign against illegal drugs, now considered a security problem, has eliminated more than 2,000 pushers and users since President Duterte enforced his promise to make the country drug-free in 3 to 6 months.
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