PNP chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. (left) and presidential son William Vincent Marcos (right) (Screengrab from PNP Facebook live video)

MANILA – President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s youngest son is among the participants in the Executive Motorcycle Riding Course (EMRC) undertaken by the Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) on Wednesday.

“Of course, one of the participants dito sa ating (here in our) Special Class ng (of) EMRC, Mr. William Vincent Marcos. Thank you for joining our training,” PNP chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. said in his speech, recognizing the presence of the 25-year-old presidential son, during the event at Camp Crame, Quezon City.

Azurin commended the training management and staff of HPG as well as the participants of the course which compose the Classes 02-2022 and 03-2022 "by giving 100 percent of their time and involvement" in the training activity.

He said the PNP never ceases to develop capability training for their personnel to harness their competency and skills in motorcycle riding and continuously provide innovation and create efforts to promote their overall welfare.

“In the next coming days as you progress on this quite extremely challenging course, you will learn the proper riding techniques and promote safe and responsible riding that will eventually earn you the right to enjoy the privilege of becoming a tiger. You will most likely love the freedom and the stimulation of your senses as you will be blessed to have the opportunity to ride like a (professional),” Azurin said.

He also urged law enforcement officers who have sworn to uphold the law and protect lives to do it more effectively "on two wheels" through the motorcycle riding course.

“We are opening today and we are very fortunate also that we have civilian counterparts. It's because the EMRC is different because the majority of what our police are teaching here are safety measures which are often overlooked by other training institutions,” he added.

HPG chief Brig. Gen. Clifford Gairanod said 30 participants are under Class 02-2022 while 54 are under Class 03-2022.

The event was closed for media coverage and was only live streamed via the PNP's Facebook page. (PNA)