From BusinessMirror: Retirement pensions, especially for those who have served honorably in the AFP and other uniformed services, must be treated as a vital part of an incentive package for retirees as well as for those planning to serve the country through the profession of arms. This was the stand of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “Matatag” Class of 1971 Inc. in its position paper.
This position paper is an offshoot of the pronouncement of Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Benjamin Diokno on March 28, 2023 about the Marcos administration’s intent to overhaul the pension system of the military and uniformed personnel (MUP).
Sen. Ping Lacson received on Feb. 19, 2022 the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Philippine Military Academy, in recognition of his “more than 50 years of dedicated, exemplary and unblemished service to the country characterized by his faithful adherence to the virtues of Courage, Loyalty and Integrity.”
FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City – Katapangan, integridad at katapatan ang magiging gabay ni Senador Ping Lacson sa pagharap sa mga suliranin ng bansa sakaling palarin na mahalal sa pagka-Pangulo sa 2022.
Para kay Lacson, ito ang mga katangian ng isang lider na napulot nya bilang miyembro ng PMA Matatag Class of 1971 na magiging mahalaga sa pakikibaka laban sa mga samu’t saring isyu ng bansa.
“These virtues are much-warranted in today’s unprecedented challenges: the long-term impact of the pandemic, the ballooning national debt, the biggest dip of our economy, the maritime disputes in the West Philippine Sea, as well as the undeniable climate crisis,” ani Lacson sa kanyang talumpati sa ika-50 anibersayo ng PMA Class 1971.
FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City – The values of Courage, Integrity and Loyalty will be the guide of Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson in addressing the challenges facing the country, should he be elected President in 2022.
Lacson said these virtues, which he learned as a member of the PMA Matatag Class of 1971, are much-needed in facing the “unprecedented” and humongous problems.
“These virtues are much-warranted in today’s unprecedented challenges: the long-term impact of the pandemic, the ballooning national debt, the biggest dip of our economy, the maritime disputes in the West Philippine Sea, as well as the undeniable climate crisis,” he said during his speech at the 50th anniversary of the PMA Class 1971 here.
FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City – Isang sandali ng katahimikan ang inalay ng Philippine Military Academy Matatag Class of 1971 para sa mga biktima ng Typhoon “Odette,” sa pangunguna ni Senador Ping Lacson.
Ipinahayag ni Lacson ang kanyang pakikiramay sa mga biktima ng bagyong Odette sa isang mensahe sa kanyang “Mistahs” sa ika-50 anibersayo ng PMA Class 1971.
In recent decades, scientists have been putting forward the radical idea that the human brain is designed to forget that old, unused memories wither over time like a photograph left under the sunlight.
This is exactly the reason why getting old sucks. Let me say what my “mistahs” hate to hear, but I will say it anyway: there is a moment in being old when nothing is left in your brain except happy, pleasant, even naughty memories that you cannot even remember. Do not get me wrong. The surviving members of this year’s Golden Jubilarians, the Matatag Class of 1971 are not there yet.
And when the inevitable happens to many of us – maybe ten to twenty years from now, or earlier – I am quite certain – that my brain would designate a special compartment that houses the good, the bad, the ugly and even the painful memories inside the resounding walls of our cadet barracks, the cadet mess hall and everywhere else within the confines of Fort del Pilar.
Sa sambayanan may utang ang mga sundalo sa mga biyayang tinatamasa ng mga ito kapalit ng pagiging tapat sa Saligang Batas at tamang pagtupad sa mga tungkulin na nakaatang sa kanilang balikat.
Ito ang binigyang-diin ni Senador at dating Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Panfilo Lacson bilang pagpapaalala na produkto ng sama-samang pagtatrabaho ng mga mambabatas ang mga batas na nalilikha para sa kapakinabangan ng iba’t-ibang sangay ng pamahalaan kabilang na ang sandatahang lakas.
Ayon pa kay Lacson, maliwanag na naman umano na ang mga senador ay halal ng taumbayan kaya lumalabas na ikinakatawan lamang ng mga ito ang sambayanan sa sa paghinang ng mga batas.
Amid the laws passed for the benefit of its members, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) should maintain its allegiance to the Philippine Constitution and to the Filipino people.
Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson stressed this as he said the measures providing for the AFP’s modernization are the work of the Senate as an institution representing the people.
“More than who authored the bills, the members of the AFP can best show their appreciation by serving the country and the Filipino people,” said Lacson, a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class 1971.
Instead of being viewed as “pathetic dependents,” Filipino war veterans may soon have a better chance of inspiring young Filipinos to love their country.
This is the idea behind the Department of National Defense’s “Love of Country Builders” program, which Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson is supporting.
“From one veteran to another although we don’t look like (veterans yet), approved, Sir, as far as the committee is concerned,” Lacson told DND Undersecretary and Philippine Veterans Affairs Office administrator Ernesto Carolina at a budget hearing for the DND.
Tutulong ang Mataas na Kapulungan ng Kongreso sa mithiin ng Department of National Defense (DND) na pasiglahin ang nananamlay na kultura ng mga Pinoy sa pagmamahal sa sariling bayan.
Ito ay makaraang isiwalat ni Senador Panfilo Lacson, miyembro ng Philippine Military Academy Class 1971, na personal niyang sinusuportahan ang programa ng DND na “Love of Country Builders” ng ahensiya na naglalayong muling buhayin ang dating kaugalian ng mga mamamayan na mahalin ang sariling bayan.
“From one veteran to another although we don’t look like (veterans yet), approved, Sir, as far as the committee is concerned,” banggit ni Lacson kay DND Undersecretary at Philippine Veterans Affairs Office administrator Ernesto Carolina sa pagdinig ng Senado sa panukalang badyet ng ahensiya.
To make sure the Philippine Military Academy’s cadets have safe barracks, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson on Tuesday asked the Department of National Defense to allot funds for the repair of the PMA Florendo Hall.
Lacson, a member of PMA Class 1971, also said an investigation is in order into how the condition of Florendo Hall had been allowed to deteriorate.
“Florendo Hall is shaking (and the) cadets have no barracks,” he said at a Senate hearing on the DND’s budget for 2017.
Ipinakukumpuni na ng Mataas na Kapulungan ng Kongreso sa Department of National Defense (DND) ang Florendo Hall sa Philippine Military Academy (PMA) sa Fort Del Pilar sa Baguio City upang magamit ito ng mga kadete.
Sa pagdinig sa panukalang badyet ng DND, diretsahang inirekomenda ni Senador Panfilo Lacson, miyembro ng PMA Class 71, kay DND Secretary Delfin Lorenzana ang pagpapasaayos sa nabanggit na pasilidad upang magamit na tuluyan ng mga kadete.
“Florendo Hall is shaking (and the) cadets have no barracks,” seryosong banggit ni Lacson kay Lorenzana habang tinatalakay ang panukalang gastusin ng PMA para sa papasok na taon.