The National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP) held its Conferment Ceremony for the Master in National Security Administration Regular Class 58 (MNSA RC-58) at the Armed Forces of the Philippines Commissioned Officers’ Country (AFPCOC) on 8 September 2023.
The MNSA RC-58, the academic calendar of which commenced on 06 October 2022, is composed of sixty-seven (67) military officers from the AFP and allied countries such as Bangladesh, Brunei, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Thailand; officials from the national and local government and a constitutional commission; as well as selected executives from the private sector.
The Conferment Ceremony was graced by the Senior Undersecretary of National Defense, Irineo Cruz Espino, as the Guest of Honor and Speaker. In his inspirational message, he congratulated and encouraged the graduates to apply their learnings from the MNSA Program in addressing their respective countries’ defense and national security challenges. He also highlighted the crucial role that the graduates shall play in the country’s pursuit of peace and security for the betterment of the lives of Filipinos and of the peoples of the Philippines’ allied countries.
By Ms Genevieve B Pallasigui, Defense Research Officer I