Davao del Sur lad tops PMA class of 2013

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NO. 1: Jestony Lanaja. PHOTOS BY VINCENT CABREZA/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City—Long before Jestony Lanaja decided that life meant a career in the military, he earned his keep as a teenager by gathering sugarcane in a plantation in his hometown of Hagonoy in Davao del Sur that earned him P1.25 for each bundle he collected.

That early taste of the hard life—compounded by the possibility that soldiers like him could soon be facing challenges arising from controversies such as the conflicts over Sabah and disputed territories in the West Philippine Sea—will shape the insights Lanaja plans to bring when he graduates from the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) on March 17.

NO. 2:Maryam Balais

Cadet First Class Lanaja topped this year’s PMA graduating class of 124 cadets, which was named “Pudang Kalis,” an acronym for “Puso’t dangal ng mga kawal ng lahing nagkakaisa (The heart and soul of soldiers of a united race).”

Pudang Kalis also means “sacred sword.”

Members of the graduating class will receive their commission as officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines from President Aquino on March 17 at Borromeo Field here.

NO. 3: Prolen Bonacua

Four female cadets are among the top 10 graduates, the first in many years since the PMA allowed women to join the academy in 1997.

Cadet First Class Maryam Balais, a Kankanaey from La Trinidad, Benguet, ranked second in the class.

A Muslim, Balais belongs to a family of law enforcers. Her brother Benjamin graduated valedictorian of the Philippine National Police Academy in 2006, while another brother, Dimas, belonged to the PMA Mandala Class of 2006.

Female cadets

NO. 4: Jesse Nestor Saludo

Other female cadets among the topnotchers are Cadets First Class Joselyn Advincula of Tagaytay City, who ranked fifth; Vanessa Factor of Antipolo City, eighth; and Maila Maniscan of South Cotabato, 10th.

Three more female cadets will receive special citations: Cadet First Class Mariz Jane Ibarde is receiving the Chief of Staff Saber and the Tactics Group Award; Cadet First Class Jomelyn Bagsang will be cited for achievement in sports; and Cadet First Class Arianne Mae Gonzales is getting this year’s Journalism Award for serving as editor-in-chief of The Corps magazine.

NO. 5: Joselyn Advincula

Rounding up the top 10 list are Cadets First Class Prolen Bonacua of Valenzuela City, third; Jesse Nestor Saludo of Cavite, fourth; Leode John Tulang of Agusan del Sur, sixth; Mark Ferdinand Villamin of Batangas, seventh; and Jhed Dumocloy of Cagayan, ninth.

Lanaja is joining the Philippine Army, along with 66 other cadets (11 of them female), said Lt. Gen. Irineo Espino, PMA superintendent.

He said 24 other cadets are joining the Philippine Air Force, including three female cadets, while 33 others are joining the Philippine Navy, including Balais and four other female cadets.

Asked why she preferred the Navy, Balais said the world’s attention has shifted to the seas, where marine boundary feuds could require the service of the soldier.

Wounded cadet

NO. 6: Leode John Tulang

One Pugad Kalis member won’t be joining the graduation. Cadet First Class Alfonso Aviles, who was shot and wounded when he tried to prevent an August 2012 jeepney robbery, had not completed the requirements needed to graduate, Espino said.

Aviles may not even be allowed to join the ceremonies by his doctors while he undergoes therapy for his wounds, Espino said.

He said the graduating cadets were aware of the political conflicts that had made the headlines—from the maritime dispute with China in the West Philippine Sea that began last year to the ongoing clashes in Sabah between Malaysian troops and armed men serving the sultanate of Sulu.

Last year, Espino said the PMA invited Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario and Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Ma Keqing to speak to the cadets.

“[The cadets raised] very interesting questions,” he said.

NO. 7:Mark Villamin

Pudang Kalis is also the first class to join a PMA stakeholders engagement program, which required them to live with communities in 16 villages of La Trinidad, Benguet, to understand their lives and the problems that they face each day, said Lt. Col. Jose Demar Pauly, PMA assistant chief of academy staff for civil military operations.

Espino said PMA training provided cadets the foundation for managing a crisis and they must learn to confront these problems at their own pace.

NO. 8: Vanessa Factor

Balais said it was a task for which she was prepared. “My motivation comes from my mom. I would imagine myself wearing the uniform,” she said.

Flat broke

Cadets also learn to deal with problems they have confronted as children, Lanaja said.

“I stopped for one year [in high school]. Walang wala (We were broke). I would not force my family to keep me in school. I worked odd jobs instead,” he said.

“One of my first jobs was to harvest sugarcane [in a plantation owned by a company]… Working on the plantation meant we earned according to how many we were able to bundle. Each bundle, at least during my younger years, was P1.25. Older workers could collect up to a hundred bundles but since I was new in the game, all I could manage in a day was 50 bundles,” he said.

NO. 9: Jhed Dumocloy

Lanaja said his parents, Antonio and Erlinda, were unemployed. But the hard life he experienced gave him the perspective he could use as a military officer, he said.

NO. 10: Maila Maniscan

Because of scholarships, Lanaja finished high school and completed a full year enrolled in an electrical technology course when he took the PMA entrance examinations in 2008.

Aside from receiving the Presidential Saber, the PMA’s top academic award, he will also receive the Philippine Army Saber, the academic group award, plaques and citations for excellence in computing and information sciences and for the Army professional course, the Jusmag (Joint United States Military Assistance Group) Award, the General Antonio Luna Award and the Spanish Armed Forces Award.

Originally posted: 11:24 am | Monday, March 11th, 2013

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  • kilabot

    majority of these graduates 
    will follow the path of garcia, ligot, lacson, trillanes, rayaquino, dumlao, russiangens, etc.; 
    time to stop taxpayer support to pma.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W7TPARCYJFCSA3PBQAM3MVZO3E kurakut

      ‘wag naman! tuloy ang suporta.

      • sanjuan683

         Mayroon ka nga mga PMA, wala ka naman bala/tangke/eroplanoF18/tomcat para ipagtanggol ang Pinas laban sa Malaysia. Yabang lang iyan PMA, nuong world war II
        mga guerilla lang ang lumaban sa mga hapon. Mayroon ba PMA? Saan ba sila nag training sa loob lang ng school. Ang mga guerilla sanay sa jungle war kaya ang bago PMA madalas nadedo sa labanan sa Mindanao, papaano hindi sila sanay sa lugar, hindi rin sila sanay magutom. Kung kumain sila sa loob ng school nila denumero hindi aplikabol sa labas o aktual na giyera yan.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

        F18 is Hornet. F14 is Tomcat(Now Obsolete). The reason why denumero ang pagkain nila at lahat ng galaw is to instill order and to follow comand. hindi yun para pag kumiin ka sa Jolibee e lagyan mo rin ng numero ang subo mo. But you are right, Thousands of snappy officer in uniform are useless if you dont have advance equipment. To this you can start by blaming Ramos. He sold Villamor and Fort Bonifacio to upgrade the AFP but after the $Billions of proceeds, not even a single Bolt and nut was delivered to the AFP

      • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

        kapag sinubukan nyong hanapin ang trail ng pera…. aabot sa pinto ni FVR. tapos magkakaroon na naman ng bombing sa LRT.

        its the military that terrorizes its people. subukan nyo.

        the sulu royal army is still an armed force of the philippines thats why dont say that pnoy did not send support. pnoy lead the revolt. thats a sign that if the bangsamoro doesnt push thru, hell send the rest of milf, mnlf, etc to malaysia for free to claim sabah.

      • 33Sambuang2

        ha? ano ka hilo? sulu royal army armed forces of the philippines? buang kang daku

      • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

        katulong ka lang pala eh!!!

        lumabas din ang totoo. takot mawalan ng trabaho ang katulong!!! P. I. ka.

        ikaw nagpasama ng pangalan ng pinas. pok? o katulong?

      • boypalaban

         pinambili ni tabako ng tabako…hayup talaga yang tabako na yan…malala pa kay erap yan…

      • pepito gwaps

        Me PMA na noong panahon ng hapon pero tawag sa school nila ay Officers school later naging PC then naging PMA. Yong mga cadets don ay sila yong sinsabi mong namuno na lumaban sa pwersang hapon through guerilla warfare… Matagal na ang PMA origin, panahon pa ng mga Kastila…research mo magugulat ka.

    • patriotic_act

      I must admit I believe the same thing, as the PMA is a institution that thrives on “traditions” and those traditions are a mix of good and bad being passed upon by the older generations to the new ones.. best example is hazing.

      If there will be a batch of PMAers that even with their instructors and superior’s passing of the wrong torch will just ignore them, idealistic men that will never pass those that they know is wrong to the next generation then we will have something to ponder on in the future.

      but unfortunately these men are still the product of a failed institution that thrives on the wrong traditions..

      as we all know if a sheep is thrown into the pit of the pigs its either the sheep will become a pig or be devoured by the pigs and die.. as the sheep can fight but its only a matter of time before it will be overrun.

      solution is to burn the pit and create a new one from scratch with new traditions to build upon. 

  • sanjuan683

    Alisin na yan PMA, pagnakatapos sila nagiging rebelde laban sa gobierno. 

  • mabyrik

    Another batch of officers who can be heroes or heels.

    Today and a few years from now, ” Courage, Loyalty and Integrity” is the motto that these young men and women are still adhering to.

    Unfortunately, as they grow older, they tend to replace that motto with “Courage in stealing, Loyalty to the one who appointed him to the position and ntegrity in committing corruption”. 

    Sad but true. Our military could had been one of the best military organizations in Asia but because of the greed of many PMA’yers, our military can’t even defeat rag-tag ASG and NPA. 

    Go and ask the Ligots, the Garcias, Reyes, and Honasans and many more.

    • batangpaslit

      ang ASG ay U.S. creation naman ‘yan
      ang MILF at ang MNLF funded naman ng Malaysia at ni Gaddafi noong una.
      si Greg Honasan, hindi naman nangurakot ng pera ng Armed Forces

  • pubringjuandelacruz

    hindi nman siguro lahat ng sundalo tiwali. hindi rin lahat ng heneral tiwali…
    sana lng pairalin pa rin ng mga bagong sundalo ang tapat na serbisyo.

    • batangpaslit

      i fully concur.
      ang malas lang, mas nabigyan ng publicity ang mga tiwali sa serbisyo

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002659434378 Silvino Modesto

    ….masunurin pa ito sila kasi bagong graduates lamang….pagkaraan ng ilang taon, ang kanilang natutunan sa PMA ay kakainin na sa reality ng ating Philippine bureaucracy at maging kawatan, corrupt at tiwali din ito sila pagdating ng panahon….

  • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

    sandamukal na kalahati na payola ng bayan. pls get sabah. bayad naman kayo dba?

  • pepito gwaps

    After graduation PMA culture continues outside where these young officers would still follow their senior officers. Malas kung makasama nila yong corrupt at mangagamit na opisyales…..he.he.he…goodluck

    • batangpaslit

      may alam ka Kabayan.
      tumpak
      role modelling is extemely critical in shaping up how the officer would conduct himself in his chosen career

  • batangsulpok

    Halos mga PMA graduates ay galling sa mahirap na pamilya pero pag nag-retire ay karamihan ay milyonaryo.

    • batangpaslit

      marami talaga ang pumapasok sa PMA dahil nga libre ang pag aaral
      higit sampu sa pinsan ko nakatapos ng college studies dahil pumasok ng PMA or PNPA
      and am proud of them….hindi sila yumaman sa pangungurakot.

      • fache

        Nice to know of at least your relatives went to finished military academy and went out and have proven to you and the few that they are not corrupt officials. It is very rare when that occurs, however, it is also very rare to see an honest to goodness officer. I admire your relatives and they are indeed fresh breath of air to be honorable. Good luck.

      • Loggnat

        Majority of the Armed forces officers are honest and dedicated, what is rare is that these good ones ever makes it to the top because promotion especially to the highest ranks are very much politicized. Promotion and appointments to higher rank in the military should be by merits and accomplishments and never should be at the mercy and control of politicians. The Congress’s Commission of Appointments which decides if top officers should be appointed and promoted to higher position in the national government ie. Joint Chief of Staff, Secretary of the Army, etc. and for the ranks of Coronel and above is the main culprit of preventing honest and effective military officers being shut out from top ranks in the military. Too much politics in the selection of top officers for promotion and those who will not kow-tow to the politicians have a zero chance of being promoted to the ranks that they deserve through merits and achievements. And we all have seen what the result is in the last decades.

      • batangpaslit

        read my reply to BatangSulpok

        Tanggol, you are correct
        partisan politics is the primary culprit
        have you heard the name of General Alexander Aguirre?
        he neither became the Chief of the Phil National Police, nor was appointed as the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Phils.
        he did not kiss the hands of the powers that be—he never sought out a “padrino” to be appointed for the highest position in the career he chose.
        imagine, General Aquirre is the Class Valedictorian and a Bar Topnotcher to boot (#11). unfortunately, he was bypassed.
        hindi sia napusuan ni Peping Cojuangco na maging Chief, PNP para sa kapatid nia.
        if General Aguirre was wisely chosen as the first Chief of the Philippine National Police, perhaps, we have a better PNP today.

      • batangpaslit

        read my reply to BatangSulpok

        have you heard of General Garcia (forgot his first name), who once served as Chief, Philippine Constabulary?
        this was the pre-martial law period era. primary student pa lang ako noon.
        the chap retired in his apartment that he had been renting since his junior officer years.
        General Garcia never enriched himself.
        he was their model.
        i belong to a politico-military clan. my ninuno were once active in politics.
        but my parents and his siblings were not encouraged to throw their hats anymore. our family is rendered impoverished.
        for everytime a village is converted into a town, my ninuno would fork out parcel of land as site for municipal hall, town plaza, and site for schools.
        unlike today, a “poor” candidate turns out multi-millionnaire even before his term as elective official is over.
        i construe, Kabayan, it is not the institution that makes or unmakes a man.
        it boils down to the character of the person.
        kung magnanakaw, talagang magnanakaw kahit graduate pa sia ng U.P., may doctorate degree sa UST o sa Harvard, kahit tapos pa sia sa Ateneo o sa La Salle, o dating cadet sa PMA
        it boils down to the value system the individual holds.

      • batangsulpok

        Saludo ako sa mga kamag-anak mo na hindi naging corrupt at sana naman itong mga bagong graduates sa PMA ay magkaroon delikadeza di tulad ng ibang PMAers na puro kaso ng graft and corruption.

      • batangpaslit

        Bro, kung ang junior officers have a good model from their immediate Commanding Officers, in all likelihood, these fresh graduates would turn out to be honest officers too.
        i know of several brilliant and honest PMAers, but left the military service early even before they reached the rank of Colonel.
        they were so disillusioned of what they saw and what they heard.
        they chose to retire from their commission rather than be made instruments of corruption.
        ang isa kong kamag-anak mayaman na ngaon, three years after he retired.
        heto ang kuento:
        when he was a young colonel and was designated as a Regional Commander in one of the commands in Mindanao, an industrialist went to see him and sought his help.
        ginawa ng kamag-anak ko kung ano ang narapat na gawin (malakas ang pilifirage—pati gulong ng delivery truck ay ninakaw maliban sa gasolina na sinisipsip at ang karga ay nawawala). my kamag-anak do not know him. the long and short of na resolved ang problema ng industrialist. 
        a year later, the corporate lawyer invited my kamag-anak for a private dinner in one of the posh restaurant to convey their appreciation.
        nang matapos ang dinner, may sinabi ang corporate lawyer na ang boss daw nia ay may gustong ipaabot na isang attache case. nagtanong kung saan dadalhin.
        sagot ng kamag-anak ko, “it is my job to maintain peace and order in my area of responsibility”.
        the corporate lawyer was shocked that their offer was turned down. the lawyer left their dinner meeting shocked but very impressed.
        a month later, the lawyer came back. this time sa regional command office sila nag usap.
        iisa lang ang tanong  ng lawyer, “General, how many more years would you be retiring from the service?”
        my kin replied, “I was commissioned as 2nd Lt at age 21. If age 56 is a compulsary retirement, I still have six more years to go”.
        my kin, however, retired two years early at age 54 after 33 years of military service.
        hindi nia ma konsensiya ang kagarukan na mga pangyayari.
        (example: susunugin ang isang bayan tapos “nahuli” ang “arsonist”. di, na promote one more rank higher ang commanding officer na “nakahuli” sa “arsonist”)
        within the year that he retired, my kin received a call from the industrialist if they could meet again now that he is officially retired.
        in the meeting my kin discovered that the industrialist is a majority owner of a commercial bank, several manufacturing firms, and trading companies.
        the industrialist invited him to be his Chairman of the Board to his security agency that keep watch over his business empire.
        my kin is paid four times as much out of what he received as a one star general when he was in the active service.
        my kin walang bahay sa Metro Manila. ang sunod nilang meeting sa board room ng commercial bank.
        he was offered a housing loan after all kaya din daw niang bumayad ng montly amortization. he was given a one year grace period to start paying his monthly installment.
        nang magbayad na sia, tinanong sia ng Loan Officer, “Sir, para saan po ito?”.
        sagot ng kamag-anak ko, “Para sa aking housing loan ‘yan”.
        “Which loan, Sir?”, tanong ng Loan Officer
        “Ang nabili kong apartment sa Project 6″, sagot ng kamag-anak ko.
        Binunot ng Loan Officer ang file ng loan sabi, “Eh, Sir, fully paid na kayo ah”.
        shocked ang aking kamag-anak.

        it pays to be honest and it pays to be diligent in the profession of ones choice.

  • fache

    It is sad to say, the Philippines is spending people taxes to educate these young men and woman to be military officers and when they graduated from PMA they have no where to go to learn and practice what they have learned. Seamanship/ship handling, infantry tactics/techniques, modern jet planes to fly, etc., because of lack of modern military equipments. Therefore, politics is their option, but better than having movie stars in Congress.

  • 33Sambuang2

    here we go again, another guy who will be a millionaire by the time he retires. the taxpayers are paying for their schooling but in return kurakot ang labas nila. no sense of decency naman yan sila. puro naging mayaman 

    • batangpaslit

      hehehe…takot si Intsik sa sundalo. baka mahulian sia na nag negosyo ng illegal drug at mabaril sia.
      or
      ma deport sia sa China at ikulong sia ng habang buhay on hard labor
      hahaha…

  • primark

    future coup plotters….

  • kabayandinako

    Di ko masisisi ang mga negatibong comment dito dahil na rin sa mga ginawang kabulastugan at katakawan ng di iilang nagtapos sa PMA. 

  • axe musk

    How many of these grads will be involved in ALL types of controversies in their armed careers???

  • boybakal

    Congratulations to the graduates….the future of our country.
    What a hard life to the topnotch er. He was against all odds but finished on top.

    Real challenge awaits but you will survive the harsh realities of life to make this country safer.
    More power to all of you and May God Bless you all.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OVUFHLRYNON4WLIW2KTPB6N7VQ Rico

      san palagian niya maisip ang sinimulan niya at magtulotuloy ang mailinis na serbisyo. iginapang siya ng mga magulang nya at sana humag niyang hihiyain ang pangarap ng pamilya nya…gamiting mo ang pagiging no. 1 mo sa maayos na paglilingkod sa bayan at huwag no. 1 na pagnanakaw…ANG LAHAT  AY MAAABOT MO SA

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4AEBD3O6BCPURESO7UN4TLMW3Y marie

    ilan kaya dito ang magiging multi-millionare pagkatapos nilang magsilbi?

    • boypalaban

       hindi magsisilbi ang mga yan…mangungurakot lang…

  • PirateKing1980

    New gangsters paid by State. Military only suited for rich countries. Ordinary workers pay taxes above their means of living just so this military people parade with their guns and pretend they were ready defend all Filipino civilians.

  • Beguine

    Glad to know hope springs eternal for PMA cadet graduates of 2013.

    Even now wondering how many of these bright new hopes will 
    enter politics in the future? 

    Hope they don’t get sent to fight in lost causes and die early,
    that’s all. Never mind if they want to get rich that’s a very common
    given taken for granted. 

  • Akoaykanoy

    Hope this young cadets wil not belong to the corrupt miitry officials but who knows PMAZ
    means Philppine Miilionaires Academy

  • Noel

    Very fine men and women.  They’re going to fight against insurgents, NPA, Muslim rebels resulting in some of them being killed so early just like the others before.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LLZUWWYWTSB4APE7SV2R64AU3A Rody

    Hope they are not taught or thinking about it the art of corruption just like past graduates. . . . many of them, look who is who in the corruption world! Graduates from PMA

  • tadasolo

    The sheltered life and ideals of the Academy are no matched to the contradictory and corrupting influence of everyday life of a soldier in the Philippines.

    The Academy is lacking officers  in its ranks who will provide the new graduates of the Academy to emulate and follow and improve its professionalism. 

    All we are finding are prominent  former and current officers in its class responsible on monstrous  atrocities and extra-judicial killings, rebellion against the establish government and continuing corruption and subservience to the political class.

    We cannot continue this sad state and we should protect the integrity and professionalism of its officer class starting from their separation from the Academy. The Alumni of PMA should take the leadership role in ensuring in protecting its new class and nurturing an environment to move our Armed Forces to its rightful place in protecting and defending its Constitutional duty and at the same time improve the capabilities of the armed forces to execute its responsibilities in performing its duties in times of war and peace

  • boypalaban

    ayos…may bago na namang batch ng mga angas at kurakot…

    magkano ginastos ng gobyerno sa pagpapaaral ng mga ito?

    malamang mga bagong graduates may plaka na namang PMA sa sasakyan nila na para bang untouchable….

    nga pala…hinihintay na kayo ng mga pulitiko at mga juetng lords, drug lords, etc….tongpats….

    sa mga magtatanggol, sorry kayo, sinasabi ko lang ang totoo…kahit ano pang depensa ninyo, wala talaga yang eskwelahan na yan…PUGAD NG MGA MAGIGING MANDARAMBONG…

    PHILIPPINE MANDARAMBONG ACADEMY…

    ang lalakas pa mang-api ng mga yan ng mga graduate ng PNPA…parang sila lang ang bukod tanging magagaling…hahahahaha

    ano na nga palang gyera ang naipanalo ng mga graduates ng PMA?
     

    • $30075310

       Inggit ka sir at sa PNPA ka lang pumasa??? Give them a chance to prove themselves and don’t generalize all the graduates.

      • boypalaban

        ako maiinggit sa mga kurakot na wala nanamg gyerang naipapanalo? hahahaha

        o ang galing mong mang-api sa PNPA…pasensiya na di rin ako galing diyan…sagana lang sa yabang yang mga taga PMA na yan…wala namang sinabi pagdating sa gyera…

        kung nagge-generalize ako…yun talaga ang totoo…truth hurts…kahit masagasaan na ako mamaya kung hindi totoo sinasabi ko…

        PMA…institusyon ng mga future kawatan…angas…kurakot…puro porma….

      • spider69

        you are very correct.

      • boypalaban

         thanks

    • spider69

      alam na alam mo na kung ano ang kalalabasan nila sa future. anyway I can not blame you. saan ba nanggaling ang mga protector ng jueteng, droga, sugalan, papalitan ang resulta ng election. saan ba nanggaling si Angelo Reyes, si Gen. Garcia. di ba sa PMA.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/H2Z4W4ZXTYSONYDNYOZTWWWD6E Marc

      mabaril ka nga sa ulo…siguro “kaliwete” ka…

      • boypalaban

         kaliwete mga bading na GAYA MO…PWEDE BA UMI-STRAIGHT KA NAMAN?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/H2Z4W4ZXTYSONYDNYOZTWWWD6E Marc

      bagong hukbong bayan siguro itong boypalaban na ito…

      • boypalaban

        hindi naman…di ko naman concern ang concern nila…

        pero trabaho ko ang ilantad ang gaya mong transgender na patay na patay sa mga kadete ng PMA….fafa….

  • sigbinko

    Garbo namo nga kami taga-Davao del Sur—-Cagas 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IGLQQ2TTZF3BAWUHUWLFWVPZDE Vladymir

      Tagpila going rate sa sigbin ron bay?palit ko isa hehehe

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EA7TIY7PYXEU5UOXG2K5CY5F64 Eric

    Congrats Lt. Jestony and to the rest of your class. Stay true to your code of honor and be the change. Work hard to bring the PMA back to its former glory.

  • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

    take sabah.

    after 1 week:   sir, may saba na kami. may puso pa kasama.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    mga future messianic complex terds like Trillanes and Honasan

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BL2GYU35SO6HTJUEAUTXS3QFYM George Lapulapu

    sundalo  ng bayan…..para sa bayan!!!

  • ben311

    ang indoc kasi pma ay hindi para sa bayan kundi paano yumaman at maging corrupt gaya ng mga role models nila, lacson ,honasan, ligot,garcia at marami pa. kaya nakakahiya !!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/H2Z4W4ZXTYSONYDNYOZTWWWD6E Marc

      di naman yata lahat ganyan pagka PMAer…..

      • boypalaban

        denial stage….accept…then move on….

  • ben311

    pma—philippine murderer academy !!!

  • Islaslolo

    Congratulations to all of you: PMA Class 2013.

    Just being admitted to the PMA means you  have the intellectual ability and physical capacity to meet the challenges and rigor of military, academic and leadership training. And having completed that training in this time when democracy has come back to our country but not yet fully realized and understood by the majority of our fellow countrymen, you have adequately proven that  you have the potential to lead our nation in whatever capacity or positions you will choose.

    You are well aware of the problems and challenges that our nation faces. Our fellow citizens, now and in the future, will owe you their heartfelt gratitude and admiration if you can start solving these problems and start leading our nation to greatness. The whole world is also watching us.

    Congratulations again!

  • superlucky2

    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS 2013. 

  • Rolly257

    These latest bunch of graduates will restore the highest honor and noble tradition of the PMA.

    Hope they will not be dragged to politics.

  • ben311

    marami sa inyo nagsusulat dito ay in denial…kaya hanggang ngayon pobre pa rin ang bansa natin.

    • batangsulpok

      Kabayan, habang hindi maalis o mabawasan ang sobrang corruption sa Pilipinas ay mahirap umunlad ang ating bansa dahil halos lahat ng government agencies ay may kurakot, mabibilang mo lang siguro sa daliri ang talagang gumagawa ng public service lalo na sa PNP na kabago-bagong Pulis ay nangongotong na.

  • kangsongdaeguk

    Hope you’ll die of old age due to natural reasons. Or better yet, mag-ala
    Park Chung Hee kayo ng South Korea – so as to once and for all bring
    discipline to the Philippines!
    Masyado lang mga negaSTAR ang majority ng commenters. HAyyy.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/55XNXOYBNF6BG3EWOM5V4YMWXM Pedro

    I hope these PMA top graduates  will  NOT  be  EATEN UP  by the corrupt system in the AFP.  I really  hope they will remain idealistic  soldiers,  honest and dedicated  until they retire. . .   will NOT  follow the foot steps of  corrupt  AFP  and PNP  officers   who are now  facing  charges  of  PLUNDER   at  the  Sandiganbayan because they stole millions of the people’s money . . . . . Talagang nakakahiya. . .

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/T4GJLIC3AP5UMFL6BJZUCHSSEE ariela

    Ay walang mga trabaho ang mga magulang ng top graduate. Hamo, antayin ang mga nakaw na kita at lagay kay tenyente hehhehe

  • hilongtalilong

    i once heard of a young pma grad who was assigned to be a provincial commander in a rizal province. His people caught drug pushers; di natapos ang araw ng may tumawag ng general. inaarbor na yung mga nahuli nila. paano ba naman magpapakatino ang sinoman kung ang mga nasa taas eh corrupt? andun sa mga posh subdivisions, ang lalaki ng mga bahay ng mga general na yan!   

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    Cross your fingers that these top notchers will not top the most corrupt PMAers.

  • kismaytami

    Congratulations to our soon to be millionaires.

  • dikoy321

    I know of one PMA grad who was HONEST, did his Job BEYOND the CALL OF DUTY, MAJ Rocky Victoria, PMA Class 81 ! 

    For his HONESTY and being INCORRUPTIBLE, MAJ Victoria was MURDERED by confessed killer Col Teodorico Viduya, from KURAKOT PMA Class 71 (classmates of Lacson, Honasan, Garcia, Acop)

    He slept on TV/Ref cardboard boxes, renting a home in Roxas District, QC.

    He walked or took the jeepney, not the Taxi.

    He lived within his means, minsan medyo nagkaka-Utang pa, for milk for his 4 kids, from the store, due to low pay (1990s) !

    Without FEAR nor FAVOR, he neutralized shipments of ILLEGAL LOGS/FISH

  • dikoy321

    Those who ACCUSE WITHOUT PROOF nor EVIDENCE, pls SLOW DOWN and STOP Insulting anyone, MORESO when you DO NOT Know.!

    The NEW Breed of PMA graduates, and even those now occupying the highest posts (mostly PMA Class 81, DIMALUPIG, like AFP Chief, LTG Bautista, PMA 81 Class President and PNP Chief Alan Purisima, are CLEAN, if we are talking of Graft and Corruption !

    I know LTG Bautista personally thru stories of MAJ Rocky Victoria (Maritime PNP) and when LTG Bautista, then a 1LT, visited MAJ Victoria in Legazpi City.

    LTG Bautista, soft spoken and un-assuming personality, and PNP Chief Purisima WILL clean up their organizations of SCALAWAGS & BAD EGGS!

    Forward HONEST and INCORRUPTIBLE AFP/PNP Officials of the Philippines !!!

    Forward Philippines !!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

    congratulations!

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