Monday, March 12, 2012

Carpenter’s son from Batangas is top PMA graduate

FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City—A son of a carpenter from Lipa City in Batangas will receive the Presidential Saber from President Aquino on March 18 as this year’s top graduate of the Philippine Military Academy.
Cadet First Class Tom Puertollano ranked first among the 187 members of the PMA “Bagwis” Class of 2012. Puertollano, 21, is joining the Philippine Army.
The only woman in the top 10 is Cadet First Class Angeline Esmeria of Taguig City, who placed fourth. The class has 19 women members.
The other graduates in the top 10 are: Cadets First Class Jose Mari Cabrera of Cebu City, second, and the top graduate joining the Philippine Air Force; Lucien Jay Caiman of Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, third; Jethro Olavidez of Zamboanga Sibugay, fifth; Aron Lessler Regimen of Tanauan, Batangas, sixth; Dyan Karl Cabigas of Caloocan City, seventh; Fel Saguin of Zamboanga del Sur, eighth; Rone Jo Manganaan of Rosales, Pangasinan, ninth; and Christopher Juan of Tagum City, tenth.