BAGUIO CITY –– A lad from Negros Occidental has topped this year’s graduating class of the Philippine Military Academy, PMA officials announced in a virtual news conference Monday, May 3.
Cadet First Class Janrey Cabanero Artus, the 25-year-old valedictorian of PMA Masaligan Class of 2021, is also graduating as summa cum laude.
Born in San Enrique town, Artus was completing a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering when he passed the PMA entrance examination.
Cadet First Class Daryl Brix Ramos Colita ranked second in the top ten list. The 22-year-old native of Malalag town in Davao del Sur was enrolled in BS mine engineering when he joined the premier military school.
Cadet First Class Valerie Mae Dicang, Masaligan’s magna cum laude, is third on the list. The 23-year-old is from La Trinidad town in Benguet and was pursuing a BS radiologic technology course before shifting to PMA.
Masaligan class president Cadet First Class Jan Hernan Perez is graduating fourth on the top 10 list. The 25-year-old is from Alabang in Muntinlupa City.
Also in this year’s top 10 are Cadets First Class Christine Joyce Andog of Cabanatuan City (5), who is graduating as cum laude; FelJoy Ending of Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental (6); Harold Mars Sastado of Batangas (7); Pamela Avila Calleja of Malinao, Albay (8); Michael Angelo Madriaga of Tabuk City, Kalinga; and cum laude Shirly Fatima de Guia Lim of Tacloban City (10).
The commencement exercises are scheduled for May 10.