Top 10 PMA Cadets 2013 Named

The top 10 PMA graduate cadets in 2013 have been announced by the Philippine Military Academy. Cadet First Class Jestoni Lanaja, son of a coconut wine (tuba) gatherer, topped the “Pudang-Kalis” Class.

PMA Graduation (Photo: Philippine Military Academy)
Here’s the complete list of 2013 PMA topnotchers:
  1. Jestony Armand Lanaja
  2. Maryam Balais
  3. Prolan Atchico Bonacua
  4. Jesse Nestor Saludo
  5. Joselyn Advincula
  6. Leodoe John Tulang
  7. Mark Ferdinand Villamin
  8. Vanessa Factor
  9. Jhed Dumocloy
  10. Maila Maniscan
Lanaja, the class valedictorian, will receive the Presidential Saber Award from President Benigno Aquino III during graduation day on March 17 in Baguio City.

His other awards include the Philippine Army Saber, Army Professional Course Plaque, Gen. Antonio Luna Award, Academic Group Award, Computing and Info Sciences Plaque, the Jusmag Award, and Spanish Armed Forces Award.

Reports said Lanaja chose to serve in the Philippine Army. At the press conference, Lanaja said he will send his salary to his family in Davao del Sur.