MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno Aquino III on Sunday, March 17 led the graduation ceremony for the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class of 2013.
Aquino asked the cadets not to let their emotions "cloud" their judgment when they face "crossroads" like the ongoing standoff in Sabah or the territorial dispute with China.
The President also challenged graduates to do all they can to find solutions to their problems, rather than passing on their problems to the next generation.
"Let us keep the values of courage, integrity and loyalty intact, and let it be a beacon that would guide us daily in our thoughts and deeds," topnotcher Jestony Lanaja said in his speech.
Here is a selection of the best pictures from the event taken by Jay Morales of the Malacañang Photo Bureau: