PVAO derives its mandate from the 1987 Philippine Constitution, which provides that:
“The State shall provide immediate and adequate care, benefits, and other forms of assistance to war veterans and veterans of military campaigns, their surviving spouses and orphans. Funds shall be provided therefore and due consideration shall be given them in the disposition of agricultural lands of the public domain and, in appropriate cases, in the utilization of natural resources.” (Section 7, Article XVI)
Moreover, “the State recognizes the vital role of the youth in nation-building and shall promote and protect their physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual, and social well-being. It shall inculcate in the youth patriotism and nationalism, and encourage their involvement in public and civic affairs.” (Section 13, Article II)
Both mandates are inextricably linked to national security: how the State takes care of the veterans and propagate their heroic deeds impact the motivation of the citizens, especially the youth – the nation’s future defenders
To ensure the welfare and well-being of the veterans and perpetuate the memory of their heroic deeds
A strong and unified Filipino Veterans Community serving as a reliable partner in nation-building
Patriotism – manifestation of love for country through societal contributions.
Integrity – wholeness of character and steadfast principles.
Professionalism – commitment for work and its developmental impact.
Solidarity – cohesiveness of collective action towards one vision.
Serbisyo sa Beterano, Serbisyo sa Bayan