THE PBA and commissioner Willie Marcial received a special award from the Presidential Security Group (PSG) for its unceasing support to the Department of National Defense and the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
The ceremony was held at Malacanang last week during the 122nd PSG Anniversary celebration with no less than President Duterte in attendance.
Also present were Senator Bong Go and Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) Chairman and Congressman Allan Peter Cayetano.
Marcial was on hand to receive the award from PSG Group Commander Brigadier General Jose Eriel M. Niembra, AFP.
Joining Gen. Niembra were Col. Ignatius Patrimonio (GSC), PA, Deputy Group Commander for Davao (PSG), and Col. Potenciano C. Camba (GSC) PA, Deputy Group Commander for Manila, PSG.
The PSG and AFP had been recognized time and again by the league at halftime of every game for rendering service and honor to the country under the ‘Heroes’ program initiated by Marcial, providing most of them with choice seats at ringside and a chance to personally meet their favorite teams and players.
World War 2 veterans along with soldiers and officers involved in domestic warfare had also been honored in the past.