Top PMA cadet to join the army service- official

MANILA, Philippines – The top cadet of this year’s graduating class of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) will soon be joining the ranks of the Philippine Army, a military official said.

Army Spokesman, Major Harold Cabunoc said that Cadet Tom Puertollano, 21, is among the 102 incoming 2nd Lieutenant that will join the Philippine Army after their graduation this weekend.

“Cadet Puertollano is among the would-be Army officers who were received by Army Chief Lt. General Emmanuel Bautista at the Army headquarters in Fort Bonifacio,” Cabunoc said.

The army spokesman said that Cadet Puertollano had just finished his on-the-job training (OJT) at the 16th Infantry Battalion in Baras, Rizal last week.

Cabunoc said as the number one graduate out of the 187 members of PMA ‘Bagwis’ Class of 2012, Puertollano will receive the coveted Presidential Saber Award from President Benigno Aquino III.

Puertollano will also receive the Army Saber Award from the Commanding General of the Philippine Army.


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