Due to public safety and health concerns, the upcoming Philippine Military Academy (PMA) alumni reunion in Baguio City has been moved to a later date due to the new coronavirus scare.
This year’s alumni homecoming was originally set for Feb 14 and 15 as announced in the Panagbenga 2020 schedule of activities. In a statement from PMA Alumni Association Inc. (PMAAAI) Chairman Cavalier Rufo De Veyra, the two-day event will be rescheduled on February 22 at Fort del Pilar in Baguio City. The decision was finalized with the help of Baguio City Mayor Benjie Magalong and PMA Superintendent Vice Admiral Allan Ferdinand Cusi.
As a precaution against the novel coronavirus, the Philippine Military Academy has been temporarily closed for visitors since January 31 to ensure the safety of the cadets and the general public. Family members of cadets may visit with the approval of PMA Health Practitioner. The campus is closed to visitors until further notice.
Also, Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong has released announcements regarding the Panagbenga as a proactive decision on the 2019-nCoV and cleared that Baguio City is still open to visitors and is not in lockdown. Only events that will draw large crowd are cancelled due to 2019 Novel Corona Virus (2019-nCoV). This is a proactive measure to secure the safety of both locals and tourists in Baguio City.