PMA declared national historical landmark
BAGUIO CITY — The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) on Tuesday has declared the entire Philippine Military Academy (PMA) a historical landmark in recognition of the academy’s historic contribution.
NHCP Executive Director Ludivico Badoy personally unveiled the historical marker placed at the main gate of the PMA about 4 p.m.
Badoy said the marker recognized not only the historical structures but the rich history of the academy that could be traced back to the Commonwealth Act 1 in 1935.
He said the marker also recognized “the long and unending line of quality military education that the academy has been providing.”
Brigadier Gen. Nestor Rayos, PMA assistant superintendent, signed the certificate of recognition and expressed the academy’s gratitude to the NHCP.
He said there were several historical relics in PMA, including the war relics point and the Korean and Fil-Am war memorial areas.
“Who we are now is because of what our forefathers have done,” Rayos said.
Last year PMA applied for a historical landmark recognition with the NCHP for the Melchor Hall only, the very first building in PMA.
But the NHCP declared the entire Fort Del Pilar as a historical landmark. (Editor: Leti Z. Boniol)