Pinasalamatan ni Senador Ping Lacson ang kanyang Alma Mater na Philippine Military Academy sa pagbigay sa kanya nito ng Lifetime Achievement Award noong Sabado. Para sa senador, magsisilbi itong inspirasyon sa kanya para maipagpatuloy ang mga nagawang kontribusyon sa serbisyo publiko.
Si Lacson ay miyembro ng PMA Matatag Class of 1971. Aniya, ang parangal na natanggap nya sa PMA ay ibinibigay sa mga alumni nito na nag-alay ng “dedicated, exemplary and unblemished service sa loob ng halos limang dekada.
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.
It is an honor to join you today as you celebrate the City’s 110th Charter Anniversary.
Baguio has come a long way since the 1900s, when it was still a cold, idyllic marshland in the Cordillera mountains. Its history tells us that the city, nestled within the highlands, is a “mine of gold” – literally and figuratively.
Literally, it was the lure of Igorot gold in the Cordilleras that drew in the Spanish conquistadores and the Americans in the region. Figuratively, the rich culture of our indigenous peoples, panoramic views and abundant resources make for Baguio’s golden value as a tourist destination.
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.