Fort del Pilar, Baguio City
February 18, 2023

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. reiterated his strong stance amid the heightened geopolitical tensions in the West Philippine Sea in a keynote speech delivered during the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Alumni Homecoming 2023 at the PMA Grandstand in Fort General Gregorio del Pilar, Baguio City.

“This country will not lose one inch of its territory. We will continue to uphold our territorial integrity and sovereignty in accordance with our Constitution and with [the] international law. We will work with our neighbors to secure the safety and security of our peoples,” the President said before the PMA Cavaliers and cadets.

The Commander-in-Chief also urged the Cavaliers to continue serving the country in their best capacities as members of the private sector and the government — embodying the PMA ethos of serving the country beyond self.

“Let that exemplary work be emulated and ignite a desire for service in our young cadets. Inspire them once more to become leaders of character. Stay true to the ideals and values — such as integrity, service before self, and professionalism — that you have gained from the Academy that everyone should innately possess as public servants,” he added.

In the same event, the Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association, Inc. (PMAAAI) Board of Directors and new officers took their oath before President Marcos Jr. With the theme “PMA Cavaliers: Sama-Sama sa Pag-unlad sa Kabila ng Pandemya at Kalamidad,” the President conferred the Lifetime Achievement Awards, Cavalier Awards 2023 and the Cavaliers Pandemic Heroes Awards.

Likewise, the occasion celebrated the Cavalier Jubilarians: Class 1963 (Diamond), Class 1973 (Gold) and 1998 (Silver). The Class of 1993 served as the Senior Host Class of this year’s PMA Alumni Homecoming.