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PMA topnotcher Gemalyn Sugui is the daughter of a farmer and a public school teacher. She says it pains her that families are not allowed to attend the private graduation ceremony today due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 22) —A female cadet from the province of Isabela topped the graduating class of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) this year.Gemalyn Sugui bested 195 graduates of"Masidlawin" Class of 2020 to become the sixth woman in history to lead the PMA graduating batch since 1993.
Sugui said graduating at the top of her class came as a surprise to her."Siguro may plano ang Diyos bakit nilagay Niya ako sa position na ito kahit na hindi ko man ito pinagdarasal na makuha, binigay Niya sa akin kasi kaya ko," she said in a taped interview.
[Translation: Maybe the Lord has a plan which is why he gave me this even if I didn't pray for it. Maybe He gave it to me because he knows I can handle it.]The 25-year-old Sugui, who intends to join the Philippine Army, is the daughter of a farmer and a public school teacher. She said it pains her that families are not allowed to attend the private graduation ceremony on Friday afternoon due to the COVID-19 crisis.
"Malungkot talaga ako kasi ito talaga ang hinihintay ng family ko na masaksihan sa lahat ng event ng PMA, ito ang pinaka importante kasi ito na ang pagtatapos ng paghihirap ko dito sa academy," she said.[Translation: It's sad because they have been waiting for this moment. This is the most important PMA event because it's the culmination of all my hardships.]
She is also being awarded the Presidential Saber, the Achievement Award for Academic Excellence, the JUSMAG Award, the Philippine Army Saber, the Spanish Armed Forces Award, the Social Sciences Plaque, the Management Plaque, and the Rule of Law Award.
The Top 10 were an equal mix of male and female cadets.Below are the Top 10 of Masidlawin Class of 2020:1. Gemalyn Sugui of Echague, Isabela2. Jade Villanueva of Tacloban City3. Jefferson Salazar of Zamboanga City4. Rojes Gaile Jamandre of Lamut, Ifugao
5. Jeb Bay-an of Kabayan, Benguet6. Catabay Ladyong of Tabuk, Kalinga-apayao7. Vanelyn Angel Tabao of Tuguegarao City8. June Giel Anne Factor of Ilocos Norte9. Rubenson Abgao of Baroy, Lanao Del Norte10. Dencel Aina Bayaca of PampangaOf the 196 graduates, 100 will be joining the Philippine Army, 45 opted to join the Philippine Air Force, while 51 will be with the Philippine Navy.
President Rodrigo Duterte attended the joint graduation ceremony of the PMA and the Philippine National Police Academy the same day.In a speech he congratulated the graduates and reminded them of the value of sticking to their mandate of protecting the country.
"[If] those who are tasked with the maintenance of peace and order and the protection of public and private property do not do their mandate or worse, commit that which they are called upon to prevent or guard against...what then?" said Duterte."
Sino’ng tutulong ng bayan? (Who will help the country?)"He also commended their parents although they were not allowed to attend the ceremony."All of you owe your parents so much and that is why I said you should be --- I am sure you will find a way to be together even at a distance just to shorten the space,"he said.
He also awarded house and lots worth P2 million from the company of former senator Manny Villar to Sugui and PNPA topnotcher Fire Inspector Lei Anne Banico Palermo. Meanwhile, the class"goat" or the cadet at the bottom rank from each academy also received a new pistol.
The PMA graduation tradition involves a testimonial parade and review to honor retiring alumni and Trooping the Line where cadets assemble in formations on Fort Del Pilar's Borromeo Field in Baguio City.The last time the PMA was unable to hold a graduation ceremony was during World War Two. In February, the PMA alumni association delayed its homecoming by a week, also due to coronavirus concerns.Read more: CNN Philippines »
So ... this shouldnt even be news.. Make the relevant difference in this country, for your countrymen. Salute! It doesn't matter, they will be the bato albayagdes sinas and the rests of retarded recycled pmayers kidnapping war in mindanao will still prevails while their pockets are bulging Graduates today, Human Violators of tomorrow!
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Isabela female cadet tops graduating PMA Masidlawin Class of 2020BAGUIO CITY — A female cadet from Isabela, who earned an economics degree from the University of the Philippines - Baguio, has topped the Philippine Military Academy Masidlawin Class of 2020 which Congrats. Surprisingly women is better than men in the field of arms now. Men are made to perform 50 push-ups. Can women do it? Men are to perform 20 pull-ups. Can women do it? Inside the camp, male cadet expose to extreme physical test while female cadet are not. galing. huwag ka lang pauuto sa malacanang.
Female cadet from Isabela tops PMA ‘Masidlawin’ class of 2020Cadet 1st Class Gemalyn Deocares Sugui and her 195 batchmates will graduate in a 'simple and private' ceremony as the Philippine Military Academy remains closed to the public – even to cadets' families – because of the coronavirus pandemic Congratulations! PMA Masidlawin & all graduates ClassOf2020 Sana maipagtanggol nyo ang basa sa mananakop lalo na ng china sa ngayon , huwag kayong tumulad sa mga heneral ngayon na handang himurin ang puwet ng mga tsekwa huwag na huwag sana kayong papauto sa malacanang.
Female cadet from Isabela tops PMA 2020 Class
LIST: Top 10 graduates for PMA Class 2020Gemalyn Sugui bested 196 graduates of Masidlawin Class of 2020 to become the sixth woman in history to lead the PMA graduating batch since 1993. Congratulations We really hope to witness the ceremony via live streaming. May nagsabi po kasi na hindi na daw po ila live stream as per ofc of the president Congrats
Meet the top 3 of PMA 'Masidlawin' Class of 2020Cadet 1st Class Gemalyn Deocares Sugui, Cadet 1st Class Jade Campo Villanueva, and Cadet 1st Class Jefferson Yamson Salazar are from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, respectively. Get to know them here: So Proud of you Jade🎉 TatakNormalista
PMA graduation goes into ‘new normal’; Duterte to lead ceremonies via ZoomPresident Duterte is set to lead the graduation ceremony of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Masidlawin Class of 2020 via Zoom due to quarantine restrictions prompted by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).