The city government of Baguio recognized the Philippine Military Academy Disaster Response Task Group (PMA DRTG) for its unselfish support, contribution and display of excellence in the observance of the celebration of the Disaster Consciousness Preparedness Month. The PMA DRTG has been a partner of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in pursuing programs and undertakings designed to ensure the safety and well-being of the people of Baguio City.
The Plaque of Recognition was received, on behalf of the Superintendent, PMA, by LTC JOSE DEMAR A PAULY, the Assistant Chief of Academy Staff for Civil Military Operations, who, at the same time was recognized for his admirable acts of heroism and readiness to sacrifice for the sake of those who were severely affected by the July 16, 1990 earthquake . Twenty-two years ago, LTC PAULY was among the hundreds of PMA cadets composing the PMA Classes Sambisig ‘91, Tanglaw-Diwa ‘92, Maalab ‘93 and Bantay-Laya ‘94 who helped in the rescue and retrieval of the victims of the earthquake that brought great devastation in the city.
The awards were given on the occasion of the celebration of the National Disaster Consciousness Month with the theme: “Ligtas na Bayan, Maunlad na Pamayanan.”
The Philippine Military Academy annually conducts tree planting activity in pursuance of its commitment to partner with the government in its efforts to protect the environment and to preserve the military reservation as one of the watershed areas in Baguio City.
In the recently conducted tree-planting activity, the PMA personnel, members of the PMA Ladies Club and representatives from the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO), Baguio City and Regional Office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, planted 320 seedlings of Benguet pines and kalandra, 200 seedlings of bamboo and 50 seedlings of narra tree in almost one hectare land area inside the military camp.. The tree planting site is a part of the nine (9) hectares identified by PMA and DENR which shall be devoted to the future tree planting activities in the camp.
The regular tree planting activities being conducted by the Academy in support of the National Greening Program (NGP) as mandated under the Executive Order 26.
Ten (10) PMA cadets, composed of five (5) First Class and five (5) Second Class attended the Pathways to Leadership, 6th Young Leaders’ Conference. Said Leadership Conference was a collaboration between the Alejandro Melchor Jr (AMJ) Foundation and the Far Eastern University with the purpose to gather, unify, mold and organize men and women with the vision, character, commitment and audacity into a new breed of leaders to build the nation.
Select youth leaders who have given significant contributions to the society are gathered in the conference where they were given activities to learn and understand various models of leadership and to validate the effectiveness of certain leaders.
Aside from the PMA cadets, the youth conference was attended by the awardees of the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP), alumni of the Ayala Young Leaders Congress (AYLC), young ambassadors of the Children’s Museum and Library Incorporated (CMLI) and student leaders of Far eastern University and other reputable Higher Educational Institution (HEI).