LtGen Ferdinand M Cartujano PAF (Ret), the President of the National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP) hosted the President’s Dinner for the members of the National Security Studies Program (NSSP) Class 04 last December 13, 2022 at the NDCP Multipurpose Hall.
The President’s Dinner included the Induction of Class Officers and Christmas Party of NSSP Class 04. In LtGen Cartujano’s speech, he said: “A lot of people admire successful people for their success, but the success is just the tip of an iceberg. Instead of sharing their struggles, they used that time to harness their strengths and work on their weaknesses. I hope that you will all remember that all people are struggling in what they perceive to be a struggle. It is your choice if you want to stop or, you want to continue and prove yourself that you are able to go beyond your perceived limit.”
The NSSP convened last 29 November 2022 with 67 senior officers from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). They are composed of 48 officers from the Philippine Army, 9 from the Philippine Navy, 8 from the Philippine Airforce, and 2 from the Technical and Administrative Services. Per DND Department Circular Number 16 dated 1 September 2020, the NSSP is a bridging program for AFP officers in the O-6 grade who are qualified to occupy O-7 positions.
By Hillary Anne S Atondo