FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City – Philippine Military Academy will open its doors to all alumni next week, bringing in an expected 4,000 cavaliers back to their alma mater.
“For many cavaliers, this event has become their way of renewing and strengthening thier sense of patriotism and idealism that the Academy has imparted in them, to some it is a time to unwind and reacquaint with their mistahs,” PMA information chief Major Fara Krishna Candelaria said.
Candelaria said there will be no tension within the ranks of former classmates despite controversies hounding PMA alumni today.
In the latest controversy surrounding the January 25 Operation at Mamasapano, Maguindanao involving PMA Dimalupig Class of 1981, most military and police officials at the ongoing Senate hearings are mistahs.
Candelaria said the PMA is not worried about clashing ideologies or controversial issues during the homecoming saying there will be no bad blood between the cavaliers as when they step into the PMA they will all be equals.
“At the end of the day, they will still be classmates,” Candelaria stressed.
Cadelaria said there are no updates to date on who will attend the homecoming.
The grand parade is set on February 21, starting with arrival honors for the keynote speaker, Eduardo Oban, Executive Director of the Presidential Commission on Visiting Force, followed by the Alumni Parade and Review at the Borromeo field.
Candelaria said the PMA is ready for at least 4,000 visitors on the alumni week consisting of cavaliers, their families and friends.