Police your own ranks, Duterte to PMAers
By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday called on alumni of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) to “police your own ranks.”
In a speech during the Annual General Membership Meeting of the PMA Alumni Association, Inc. (PMAAAI) in Pasay City, Duterte reminded them to live by the values of honor, discipline, competence, and loyalty.
“It takes only one fly to spoil a feast. It takes only one scandal to ruin your avowed moral and ethical standards.
Make use of your moral ascendancy. Police your own ranks. You owe it to the academy that nourished you. Indeed there is much you can do to help this country,” according to him.
“One scalawag among you can destroy or dent the image and reputation of every PMAer, your Alma Mater and your association included,” he added.
During the gathering, Duterte also witnessesed the presentation of PMAAAI’s Outstanding Achievement Award to the distinguished alumni of the Academy.