Marcos pleased with PMA class of 2024 outstanding female cadets

Marcos ‘pleased’ with PMA class of 2024’s outstanding female cadets

By: - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ
/ 02:07 PM May 18, 2024

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Saturday is “pleased” with the newest batch of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) for producing outstanding female cadets.

Female cadets occupied seven out of the top 10 spots in the PMA “Bagong Sinag” Class of 2024, including the valedictorian.

“I am pleased that this batch has produced female cadets who have shown outstanding performance – many of whom proudly swarmed the elusive list of top ten performers and special awardees,” said Marcos.


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Hailing from Surigao del Norte, valedictorian First Class (Cdt 1stCL) Jeneth Elumba is the daughter of a farmer and a barangay official.

“Let us all congratulate this year’s valedictorian, Cadet 1st Class Jeneth B. Elumba, a proud daughter of Surigao City. I share with your parents the immense pride and joy that I know they are feeling right now,” said Marcos.

Other female cadets that cinched spots in the top 10 include Cdt 1stCL Cyril Joy J. Masculino, Cdt 1stCL Rosemel B. Dogello, Cdt 1stCL Alexa Mye P. Valen, Cdt 1stCL Giselle G. Tong, Cdt 1stCL Danica Marie Viray, Cdt 1stCL Nerica C. Binag.

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The 278-strong batch was still dominated by men, however, with 224 male cadets compared to 54 female ones.

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