CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City – The Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association Inc. (PMAAAI) will award four of its outstanding members during its Annual General Membership Meeting here at the AFP Theatre on Saturday (January 24).
Leading the recipients of the Outstanding Achievement Award is Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff, General Gregorio Pio P. Catapang Jr. of PMA Class ’81. General Catapang assumed this top military post in July 2014.
The other awardees are Philippine Army Commanding General, LtGen Hernando DCA Iriberri of Class ‘83; Philippine Navy Flag Officer-in-Command, Vice Admiral Jesus C Millan of Class ’82; and Philippine Air Force Commanding General, LtGen Jeffrey F Delgado also of Class ’82.
They were all awarded for showing great prowess and commitment to their tasks and responsibilities in line with their duties.
Retired Navy Captain Roilo S. Golez of Class ’70 who is a six-termer Parañaque City 2nd District Representative and former National Security Adviser will lead the conferment of awards on Saturday. He will grace the event as the keynote speaker.
About 700 active and retired members of the PMAAAI are expected to attend in tomorrow’s assembly.
Other activities will include the election of the new PMAAAI Board of Directors and Report of the PMA Superintendent, LtGen Oscar P Lopez of Class ’81.
The PMAAAI is a non-stock, non-profit corporation organized in 1948 to safeguard the prestige and reputation of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) and spur graduates to live up at all times to the Academy’s ideals of Courage, Integrity and Loyalty. It was also formed to strengthen the spirit of camaraderie among its members and promote their welfare and enhance their professional growth and career advancement.
Its present Chairman is Retired MGen Jose Ma. G Solquillo of class ’65.
Among its programs include scholarship and medical assistance to members and dependents; conduct of symposia on ethics and professionalism; and opening opportunities for employment and development of enterprises through effective and extensive networking.
At present, the PMA has produced 10,123 graduates with 106 others who graduated from allied service academies for automatic membership at the PMAAAI. Some of its members became leaders and key-position holders in the military, police, and other law enforcement agencies while some have served in the government, corporate, non-profit, educational, and other leadership and management positions at various levels of responsibility.