THE CCAFP INSIGNIA
The decidedly enviable position it holds certainly bespeaks of the lofty military ideals of Courage, Loyalty and Integrity for which intended to stand. Incidentally, these words are actually embossed on the insigne. The repetition is engendered by the necessity of turning out men who are more vigilant in the role they are to play.
THE THREE STARS
Just like the Philippine Flag, the three stars stand for Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
THE SHEATHED SWORD
The sword itself stands for the military profession and its being sheathed demands that the pursuit of the Armed Forces should not be channeled to oppression or aggression. Moreover, the use of the sword to stand for military career necessitates the close principles of gentlemanliness, a trait which characterized the sword player during the olden times.
THE OIL LAMP
Education is the best word symbolized by the oil lamp. Intellectual enlightenment and development should be a paramount concern of military men since they are the strongest media which the exercise of the faculties are better controlled. Through them a broadened horizon is achieved which spurs sane logical decision.
THE LAUREL LEAVES
These stands for honor. The Academy is a failure if it turns out men whose end is greed, for them, the means will always be deception. If behind the facade of overwhelming honesty lurks a knavish monster, then the cadets have no right to be identified with the reckoning in the tribunal of public opinion.