The officialdom of the province of Pangasinan congratulates the 13 Pangasinenses who graduated from Philippine Military Academy this 2021.
Governor Amado I. Espino III, during the regular flag-raising ceremony on May 17 held at the Capitol Plaza, commended to the PMA graduates for entering military service.
“Being a son of a former military officer, isa pong karangalan na makaharap kayo… isa pong karangalan na pagsilbihan kayo at kasama niyo po ako na nagsisilbi sa buong probinsya ng Pangasinan,” Gov. Espino stressed.
Urging the PMA graduates and cadets to be role models to other Pangasinenses, Governor Espino encouraged them to invite more youth in the province to take the PMA entrance exam and be a cadet.
“Mag-anyaya pa po tayo ng ating mga magagaling at matatapang na mga kababayan na pwedeng mag-exam sa iba’t-ibang academies para masubukan nila kung paano magsilbi sa Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at sa buong Pilipinas, especially here in the province,” the governor added.
The 13 Pangasinenses are among the 164 graduates of Masaligan (MAndirigmang SAmahan na Lakas at SandIGAN ng Bayan) Class of 2021.
“Thankful po ako dahil naka-graduate ako at sobrang saya sa feeling na makita mo ang magulang mo na proud… excited na rin kami na pagsilbihan ang bayan natin,” said Jerson Tandoc, one of the PMA graduates.
The PMA graduates also commended the transport assistance of the province dubbed “Hatid Estudyante Pogram” which also assisted them to go home to respective hometowns on May 11.
“Napakaganda po ‘yung program na ‘yun at at makikita po na supportive talaga si Governor sa pagsundo sa amin dahil hindi rin po namin alam kung paano uuwi after graduation kaya napakalaking tulong po ‘yung pagsundo sa amin at nakasama po naming agad ang pamilya namin,” Tandoc also stated.
The PMA graduates were also joined by 27 other PMA cadets and their beloved families during their courtesy call on Governor Espino.
Joining Governor Espino during the flag-raising ceremony were: Provincial Administrator Nimrod S. Camba, Provincial Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Officer Rhodyn Luchinvar Oro, Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council Secretary Carlos Resurreccion, Provincial Assessment Office OIC Loida Alamar and Provincial Information Officer Orpheus M. Velasco.
/Shiella Mae C. De Guzman (Modz Magat)