Tausug leads PNPA grads as corps commander



SILANG, Cavite—While some of his fellow Tausugs sailed to Sabah to “reclaim” the territory from Malaysia and rectify what they insist was a historical anomaly, Aiman Jumlani Kamlon silently etched his name in Philippine history.

Cadet First Class Kamlon, a native of Jolo, Sulu, will be the first Tausug to graduate as regimental commander or first captain of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA).

Kamlon, 22, also ranked sixth in this year’s graduating class of 269 cadets, which calls itself the PNPA Tagapamagitan Class of 2013.

“This is a proud moment for me and my family because this is the first time a Muslim was designated regimental commander of the PNPA,” Kamlon told the Inquirer in an interview on Sunday.

Cadet First Class Jhon Felix Pascual Jr. of Iguig, Cagayan, topped the newest batch of graduates of the country’s only police academy.

Pascual will receive the Presidential Kampilan Award from President Aquino during graduation rites at the PNPA grounds in Camp Castañeda here on Friday. The President will also lead their designation as inspectors.

“I feel both happy and anxious. Being No. 1 in the class, I know there are so many expectations from me. There are many challenges ahead of me,” Pascual said.

He said he and his classmates decided to name their class “tagapamagitan” (mediator) because they wanted to be “the bridge of the government in delivering justice and public safety services to the people.”

Ruben Platon, president of the Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC), which has administrative supervision over the PNPA, will officially announce the top 10 of the graduating class on Monday.

As regimental commander, Kamlon headed the entire PNPA cadet corps during his senior year at the police academy, according to Chief Insp. Ritchie Yatar, chief of the PNPA’s public information office.

Kamlon will receive the Leadership Kampilan Award from Senior Supt. Leonardo Cesneros, officer in charge of the PNPA.

“A regimental commander is like the chief of staff of the Armed Forces or the director general of the PNP. He is the leader of the cadet corps,” Yatar said.

“This is proof that there is no discrimination here at the PNPA. Kamlon is an example that the PNPA’s doors are open to our fellow Muslims from Mindanao,” said Yatar, who is also a Muslim.

Besides Kamlon, Yatar said two other Muslim cadets were among the top 10 in the graduating class, the first time this happened in the PNPA’s 35-year history.

Cadet First Class Mohammad Fahad Dinampo Julwadi of Zamboanga City placed fourth in the class, while Cadet First Class Aiman Khuzaimah Pantaran placed ninth.

This year, 235 cadets will join the PNP, while 34 will sign up with the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology.

Since the PNPA opened in 1978, this was the first time none of the graduating class joined the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Yatar said.

Others who made it to the top 10 were Cadet First Class Christian Javier (2nd), CFC Davis Dulawan (3rd), CFC Markson Almeranez (5th), CFC Mark Francis Bauya (7th), CFC Nino Aquiatan (8th) and CFC Zynon Paiking (10th).

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  • Jun Canada

    Kudos/ Salute to the young breed of Our Officer… May the Good LORD preserve, keep and guide you.. mga Sirs

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    Cross your fingers they will not become kotong cops.

  • Machete Kills


  • AnakSugPakainKaw

    Anak Sug salutes you!!!

    Cadet First Class Aiman Jumlani Kamlom (6th Place)
    Cadet First Class Mohammad Fahad Dinampo Julwadi (4th Place)
    Cadet First Class Aiman Khuzaimah Pantaran (9th Place)

    Please don’t forget your hometown and rebuild our lost glory. More Anak Sug will follow your path.

    • Garibaldi_II

      Yes, let’s salute them. I’m not a Muslim but I feel like one who is very proud of their accomplishments. Congratulations!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charles-Lynel-F-Joven/685946584 Charles Lynel F. Joven

        great job guys!..serve the country well..

    • TausugMoro

      Mashaallah. Congratulations Tausugs!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/3VXUWOGAA2TGEISTZWRNVGJVZ4 nrcarcht

        Congrats brothers. Christians with different thinking from our coward President admire you.

  • jack_bagbaga2011

    paano na yan mr president, may pag-asa na ang mga kapatid natin na muslim na isa sa kanila ay maging pangulo ng AFP at siya ang magrerresolba yan matagal ng problema sa mindanao at so isyu ng sabah

    • Angry Bird

      mali ka kaibigan PNP Offciers cant become AFP Chief of Staff only those from PMA.

      • mongrel84


  • amelius23

    We congratulate our Muslim brothers who are graduating on top of their PNPA Tagapamagitan class of 2013 (4th, 6th and 9th place in that order). We enjoin you to be more idealistic peace officers and help the organization eradicate scalawags in your ranks. As you start to learn the ropes of police works from your elder mentors in the PNPA, make sure to imbibe the good deeds of your fellow police officers and exposed the misdeeds of some rotten eggs which can tarnish the good name of the PNPA which you are trying to resurrect. Your batch can indeed be a good peace arbiter, Tagapamagitan, in the turmoil between Christians and Christians, Christians and Muslim and Muslim against Muslim brothers as the situation arise. First of all, bear in mind your role as an impartial “Tagapamagitan”. Congratulations!!! ,

  • CmdrAdobo

    Congratulation!!! tausug people are filipinos should integrate with filipinos no matter what is our religion. Move forward Philippines.

  • ThudOthwacker

    Kudos!! You might be the first chief superintendent of Sabah-Sultanate of Sulu, Philippines.

    Once we liberate it from the Malayu peninsular grasp.

    • mongrel84

      Nanaginip ka yata paano yan maliberate eh paubos na cla dun…..

      • ThudOthwacker

        The fight is not over until the last man falls. Remember that! History have recorded Tausug and Filipino in general. The tenacity and resolve to fight for honor.

        Your self defeatist attitude have no place in the Philippines. Better migrate to Federation of Malayu. They need more sycophants and Butt lickers now. Their Malayu peninsular’s pride had been bruised lately.

      • mongrel84

        ohs last man standing be realistic ano yan fernando poe movies na biglang nanalo sa ending hheheheh self interest lang yan ng mga kiram dinadamay pa mga pinoy cno ngayon tutulong sa mga naapektuhan pinoy sa sabah na mas lalo ngayong lumalala……Kaw ang pumunta dun at kampihan mo yang mga fake na royal army nayan tingnan natin kung san ka pupulutin ngayon…..

      • blowcoldblowhot

        You can never guarantee that even if you try really hard, you
        will succeed. But you can always guarantee that you will fail, by quitting.

      • mongrel84

        Buhay ng mga tao pinagusapan dito inisip muna nila yan bago cla pumunta dun ngayon tutulong ba yang sultan na yan sa mga namatay na tausug….hindi!

      • http://Yahoo.com/ Ragdeleafar

        If ‘Success’ is to be measured not on the basis of the highest position of social, political or personal has attained in his/her lifetime but rather on the number of obstacles, hindrances, or obstructions that he/ she has overcome, that afterall, achievements a legacy to say proud to the World called: SUCCESS!

      • ThudOthwacker

        LOL Obviously you’re ignorant of Philippine history.

        Despite Magellan’s shiny armor and fancy blouse underneath. Lapu-lapu remain unfazed.

        In world war 2, USAFFE troops repelled the first Japanese thrust. Reducing the 3 brigade into one. Out of 75 thousands USAFFE, 60 thousands of it are Philippine scout. Only surrendered after being ordered to.

        What about Villamor and his squadron with their open cockpit P-26 downing one bomber and three zero fighters. Did they quivered in fear against superior Japanese planes?

        Lastly, the troops in Yultong. Steadfast on their position against the Chinese wave attack. Reinforced by drivers, chefs and clerks. Only to withdraw after being commanded.

        In the four example above. Bravery is the common conduct.

        ” self interest lang yan ng mga kiram dinadamay pa mga pinoy” ~mongrel84

        LOL Sabah was ceded to the Philippines in 1963 by the father of the present Sultan. Recovery of Sabah is a national goal!

        Your self defeating personality disorder ( also known as masochist personality disorder) is one type of personality disorder. You will fit better in Kuala Lumpur than in the Philippines.

      • mongrel84

        Kahit ano pang sabihin mo wala na clang magagawa dun mauubos lang cla dapat kasama ka na rin kasi wala ka sa realidad heheheh…..Walang magagawa yang bravery mo kung sugod lang ng sugod hindi nag iisip…..Yang mga sinasabi mo ay mga totoong patriot hindi katulad ngayon na sariling interest lang ang hinahanap…..Hindi mo kasi nakita yung mga pinoy galing sabah umuwi sa tawi-tawi walang dula kung di luha at takot…..Para lng makuha ang sariling interest isasakripisyo ang buhay ng ibang tao

      • blowcoldblowhot

        To divert from the real
        issue of this government’s “a-piece-ment” policy, Aquino is turning to shake
        the voodoo doll, Mr. Bogeyman, the scarecrow, and the “multo” of “conspirators,
        plotters, and “critics” behind the growing conflict between Malaysian
        authorities and the Tausug patriots in Sabah.

        Aquino’s two major media cronies in the Inquirer and Philippine Star are
        attempting to ridicule the sacrifice of Tausug blood as being like the
        Marcos-era cult “Lapiang Malaya,” besides being “subversive” for “inciting to
        war;” this, as Malacañang simultaneously uses the age-old ploy of conjuring
        “other sultans and claimants” to muddle the issue.

        None will succeed in erasing the words written in the blood of the patriot
        Tausug — spoken by Princess Jaycel Kiram — rejecting surrender: “The decision
        remains the same because honor is above life. This is a clear message of the
        sultanate. What’s the use of life if we lose our honor?”

        Princess Jaycel will not find an ear in Malacañang today where — by the
        tradition handed down from grandfather and Japanese puppet-leader to the son
        who committed treason in the “Jabidah” exposé in the service of the British, to
        the mother who “Snopaked” Sabah from the Philippine map for the same master, to
        the grandson who does not and cannot know anymore the meaning of “honor,” with
        “surrender” written into his DNA — treason is de rigueur.

        As Malacañang looks for wriggle room to extricate itself and its tradition of
        treason from the Sabah bind, the noose gets tighter while the Malaysian
        occupation government’s ethnic cleansing and murder will find even greater
        opposition from the Tausugs —for all Filipinos are now Tausug.

      • mongrel84

        ano silbi ng karangalan kung marami ang mamatay at inosenteng madadamay dahil lang sa matupad ang interest ng isang tao. Puede naman cya pumunta sa malaysia na hindi magdala ng 200 MNLF makipagusap dun magdala ng media para mapansin ang kanyang hinaing wala sanang dugo na dadanak ngayon

      • mongrel84

        Hindi pa nga naresolba ang peace and order dito sa mindanao sabah pa kaya….

      • Ari Putan

        Coward mongrel.

      • mongrel84

        hahaha ang tapang mo ari putan ano kaya kung nandun ka ano kaya itsura mo pagbalik kung makasurvive ka man :)

  • Ari Putan


  • boldyak

    these brave Tausogs awaken us on so manny issues…i salute your kind…be an example to all Filipinos, to fight for what is right, to fight for honor, to fight for one’s dignity, fight for the homeland, which unfortunately is not with most Filipinos now (sad to say)…

  • askal2u

    Okay yan para naman ang PNP di naman palagi pinapatakbo ng mga Kristiano kuno na mga tiwaling katulisan este kapulpulisan pala

    • dakog utin

      Prejudiced ka rin na Muslim ano… Muklo!

  • E-Jay Fragante Pagalilauan

    Ipagpatuloy mo ang laban ng mga bayani nating kababayan na nagdako sa Sabah upang ipaglaban ang ating karapatang hindi matugunan ng pamahalaan..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OHOD5EA75DBBUH53UKLRXRK764 Mang Teban

    Is Jumlani Kamlon, this year’s corps commander of the graduating class, the grandson or grandnephew of Hadji Kamlon, the colorful WWII guerrilla hero who surrendered to President Magsaysay and pledged to fight the rebellious Moros and went back to his own rebellious crusade and surrendered to President Marcos?

    Whether Jumlani is related or not to the war hero-rebel-peacemaker Hadji Kamlon, I wish him well and may he become a worthy member of our national police.

    • go88

      you mean kamlon the pirate? or could it be it aslon kamlon aka abu ziad of the abbu sayyaf?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OHOD5EA75DBBUH53UKLRXRK764 Mang Teban

        No idea which one you are referring…Hadji Kamlon is his name who was able to held government security forces at bay for 8 years in Sulu. Well, I wasn’t born yet during his time and I had just remembered his name as one of the “legendary heroes” of the Tausogs. Not him but another person led the Moros in fighting for freedom during the Philippine-American war that compelled the US Army to revert to the M-1873 single action revolver in .45 Colt caliber because of the “very high battle morale” of charging Moros towards the American troops. This is where we should probably understand why the Tausogs are known warriors and has scared the s h i t out of Malaysian police and military in Sabah. However, a deserving and dedicated Kamlon in the ranks of our PNP is a welcome development.

  • Teresa Santos


  • Pio Pusli

    Congrats, future millionaires, huweteng lords, carnappers kingpin, murderers, senators, etc, etc, By the time you become generals, the image and morale of the police will be the same.

  • James McTangay

    Muslim or Kristiano…..pulis pa rin yan

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