Aquino leads commemoration of Presidential Security Group’s 26th Anniversary
Source: Presidential Communications Operations Office(PCOO)
President Benigno S. Aquino III led the commemorative rites marking the 26th Founding Anniversary of the Presidential Security Group at the PSG’s headquarters in Malacañang Park, Manila on Thursday.
Joining the President were Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, PSG Commander Colonel Ramon Mateo Dizon and other national and local government officials led by Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim.
Upon his arrival at the PSG Grandstand, President Aquino was accorded full military honors by PSG troops led by Troop Commander Col. Nestor Herico.
The President then led the presentation of plaques of recognition to the top PSG personnel for 2011 as well as citations to private individuals “for their unwavering support and assistance to the PSG.
The Best PSG Personnel for 2011 are: Major Alfonso Ileto, Organic Officer of the Year; Maj. Paulo Teodoro, Operational Control Officer of the Year; Technical Sargeant Gerardo Mercado and SPO4 Bernardo Maglaya, Organic Enlisted Personnel of the Year; and Estrella Tabinas, Civilian Employee of the Year.
The individuals honored by the PSG are: Social Secretary Susan Reyes for facilitation the conduct of the traditional Dinner Ball of the PSG; Radio and Television Malacañang (RTVM) Executive Director Virgilio Nadal, Jr. for assisting the different media networks during presidential engagements in support of the various Security Task Action Groups;
Presidential Management Staff – Office for Regional Concerns Assistant Director Henry Abella for leading the overall planning and preparation of all presidential engagements and requirements of the PSG; and, San Miguel CEO Ramon Ang for his generosity in providing relief goods and supplies for the numerous outreach programs of the PSG.
To signify their profound thanks to the President, the PSG presented the Chief Executive with a molded resin replica of a PSG Beret which symbolizes the PSG’s commitment to protect the President of the Republic of the Philippines. (rck)
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