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'He's the President': Albayalde defends Duterte PMA rape joke

May 27, 2019 - 12:44 PM

'He's the President, hindi naman natin pwedeng sabihin sa kanya kung ano ang dapat niyang sabihin at hindi,' says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde, a member of the PMA class of 1986

PARDONED. President Rodrigo Duterte signed the pardon for all outstanding punishments to Philippine Military Academy undergraduates. Screengrab from RTVM

Duterte sat out PMA diploma distribution because he was 'sleepy' – Panelo

May 27, 2019 - 10:28 AM

Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte delegated the task of handing out diplomas to 'reserve his energy' for the rest of the graduation rites

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signs the pardon for the punishments for the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) underclassmen during the commencement exercises of the PMA ‘Mabalasik’ Class of 2019 at Fort General Gregorio Del Pilar in Baguio City on May 26, 2019. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte sits out diploma distribution of PMA Class of 2019

May 26, 2019 - 5:01 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte hands out diplomas to only two of 261 Philippine Military Academy cadets during their graduation

SEATED. President Rodrigo Duterte spent most of the diploma distribution sitting. Screengrab from RTVM

PMA 2018 valedictorian ends cadetship with wedding, new house

Mar 18, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Jaywardene Hontoria is the Philippine Military Academy Alab Tala Class of 2018 valedictorian

VALEDICTORIAN. President Rodrigo Duterte awarding the presidential saber award to Jaywardene Galilea Hontoria during the graduation rites at the PMA's Borromeo Field. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: PMA Salaknib Class of 2017 graduation rites

Mar 12, 2017 - 9:20 PM

A total of 167 cadets graduate this year led by female valedictorian Rovi Mairel Martinez

Philippine Military Academy Salaknbib Class 2017  throw their Shaku after the Graduation end. Photo by Mau Victa/ Rappler

Duterte to PMA grads: Stay true to your oath

Mar 12, 2017 - 3:45 PM

The President also promises that his administration will give soldiers and their families the services benefits and entitlements that you rightfully deserve

TOP OF THE CLASS. Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Salaknib Class of 2017 valedictorian Rovi Mairel Martinez (R) receives her diploma from President Rodrigo Duterte (3rd L) during the PMA graduation rites, March 12, 2017. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

At PMA graduation, Lorenzana sits between Duterte, Robredo

Mar 12, 2017 - 1:28 PM

In a break with protocol the President and Vice President of the Philippines are not seated side by side in this year s Philippine Military Academy graduation rites

President Rodrigo Duterte (center, facing front) greets Vice President Leni Robredo (in purple dress) during the graduation ceremony of the Philippine Military Academy, March 12, 2017. Photo by Marga Deona/Rappler

FAST FACTS: Meet the women mistahs

Mar 11, 2017 - 12:55 PM

Republic Act 7192 or the Women in Development and Nation Building Act of 1992 opened the Philippine Military Academy The first batch graduated in 1997

Tense encounter? Duterte, Robredo to attend PMA graduation

Mar 07, 2017 - 12:00 PM

The two officials who don t exactly see eye to eye will inevitably meet at the PMA graduation on Sunday March 12

Aquino hits 2 'anti-BBL senators' at PMA graduation

Mar 13, 2016 - 6:25 PM

President Benigno Aquino III does not identify the senators who he says blocked the Bangsamoro Basic Law and failed to offer alternatives

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his Commencement Address during the 111th Commencement Exercises of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Gabay-Laya (Gintong Anak ng Bayan, Alay ay Buhay) Class of 2016 at the Fajardo Grandstand, Borromeo Field, Fort General Gregorio del Pilar in Baguio City on Sunday (March 13, 2016). Gabay Laya is also the smallest PMA class to graduate in 40 years.. (Photo by Marcelino Pascua/ Malacañang Photo Bureau)

'Joseph Stalin' among top PH military school grads

Mar 07, 2016 - 4:00 PM

He lost his parents before he became a Philippine Military Academy cadet Joseph Stalin Abara Fagsao now says I survived because of the dreams of my parents I hope I made them proud

'COOLEST GUY.' This was what Joseph Stalin Fagsao promised to become when he first tweeted 6 years ago. He graduates with the 4th highest honors from the Philippine Military Academy on March 13, 2016. Rappler photo.

PMA graduates smallest batch in almost 5 decades

Mar 07, 2016 - 1:57 PM

If President Aquino approves the Philippine Military Academy resolution the school will take in 400 exam passers in April to supplement this year s small number of graduates

PMA GABAY LAYA CLASS 2016. Among the top graduates of Asia's oldest military school are Cdt 1CL Kristian Daeve Glacio Abiqui of San Pablo, Isabela (left-most, 1st row), and  2 females: Cdt 1CL Christine Mae Naungayan Calima from Bolinao, Pangasinan, and 3rd Cdt 1CL Arby Jurist Azman Cabrera. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Live Blog: 2014 PMA Graduation

Mar 16, 2014 - 10:02 AM

Rappler Carmela Fonbuena keeps us abreast of developments leading to Siklab Diwa s graduation at the Philippine Military Academy in Baguio City

LONG GREY LINE. Philippine Military Academy's Siklab Diwa batch graduates on March 16, 2014. Photo from Newsbreak Archives

It's final: Cudia not graduating March 16

Mar 15, 2014 - 12:59 PM

UPDATED But after a Saturday night meeting in Baguio President Aquino asks PMA Cadet Aldrin Jeff Cudia to formalize his appeal and orders the AFP chief of staff to reinvestigate the case

How to name a PMA class?

Mar 14, 2014 - 3:30 PM

It s long standing practice in the PMA for batches to adopt a unique name that best describes their class

CADETS. Students of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) have to survive an extensive military training. Photo from Newsbreak Archives

Aquino reviewing Cudia's appeal

Mar 13, 2014 - 2:45 PM

President Benigno Aquino III is expected to decide on Cadet Aldrin Jeff Cudia s appeal to let him graduate from the Philippine Military Academy before March 16 the day of graduation

Palace: 'We have not discussed Cudia'

Mar 12, 2014 - 3:17 PM

Days before graduation day Malacañang Palace says it has not received a request from Cudia s family to meet with the President

Farmer's son from Albay is PMA valedictorian

Mar 11, 2014 - 5:33 PM

Cadet Jheorge Millena Llona 22 is the son of a farmer from Daraga Albay He joins the Air Force

TOP 10. The best among Philippine Military Academy's 2014 Siklab Diwa graduates with PMA assistant superintendent Joseph Villanueva, superintendent Oscar Lopez (middle), and commandant Rozzano Briguez. Photo by Dave Leprozo Jr/ Rappler

IN PHOTOS: PMA Class of 2013

Mar 17, 2013 - 7:47 PM

Check out a slideshow of photos from the graduation ceremony

PMA CLASS OF 2013. President Benigno Aquino III attends the Philippine Military Academy Class of 2013 graduation ceremony in Baguio on Sunday, March 17, 2013. Photo by Rodolfo Manabat / Malacañang Photo Bureau

'Why accumulate millions when you can't spend them in jail?'

Mar 18, 2012 - 4:36 PM

President Aquino hit Chief Justice Renato Corona anew this time at the commencement exercises of the Philippine Military Academy PMA Bagwis Class 2012

HITTING ANEW. Speaking before Philippine Military Academy Bagwis Class 2012 graduates on Sunday, March 18, President Noynoy Aquino hits anew one of his favorite targets, Chief Justice Renato Corona. (Videograb from RTVM)