BAGUIO CITY, May 26 (PIA) -- "You are and always be warriors of the people' depended by all means, and most importantly, live with honor."
PMA Supt. Lt. Gen. Ronnie Evangelista advised the PMA "MABALASIK" Class of 2019 who were commissioned as new officers of the Armed Force of the Philippines in today's graduation exercises at Fort del Pilar here.
"It is my hope and prayers that you will always carry in your hearts and in your minds, in deeds and in words, whether in triumph and defeat, and in peace and war the inscription behind you - Courage, Integrity, Loyalty," he said referring to the Academy's motto.
"The Filipino people expect a lot from you. Do not fail them. Live up to the ideals of the academy. Be true PMAyer," he added.
From the 263 cadets who were earlier announced to graduate, only 261 received their diplomas and commissioned as new AFP officers during the commencement rites attended by President Rodrigo Duterte.
PMA Public Information Officer Major Rey Afan said two male cadets had committed infringement of regulations and were not allowed to join the graduation ceremony today.
The PMA, as the premier school for the future military officers and leaders of the nation, is strict in imbibing desirable character traits to the cadets.
It also continuously provides interventions to deliver quality education and training to keep up with the changing times.
When Evangelista took over as PMA superintendent in October last year, among the innovations done to improve the quality of instructions and trainings include the revision of curriculum to Bachelor in Science Major in National Security Management and upgrading of the firing range now with simulated moving target system . With the help of AFP major services, the military institution has e library and database of digital collections used by the cadets and faculty. (JDP/PIA CAR)