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[OPINION] Lessons on fear in the grand manner

Jun 27, 2018 - 12:10 PM

We must choose to uphold the true rule of law, even when those in power use fear to attempt to silence us

Negrenses welcome home PNPA valedictorian

Mar 27, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Inspector Fritz John Vallador, who topped this year's Philippine National Police Academy graduating class, is living proof that poverty is not an obstacle to success

HOMECOMING. Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr welcomes Inspector Fritz John Vallador, this year’s Philippine National Police Academy valedictorian, at the Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City on March 26, 2018. Capitol Photo

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

7 things you need to know about PMA valedictorians, barons

Mar 16, 2018 - 2:36 PM

Philippine Military Academy Cadet First Class Jaywardene Galilea Hontoria is the 4th to graduate from the academy as both valedictorian and baron

BATCH 2018. Rappler lists down 7 things you need to know about this year's Philippine Military Academy valedictorians and barons. Photo by JJ Landingin

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 22, 2017

Jun 22, 2017 - 10:17 AM

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Vitaliano Aguirre: 'Fake news king' to opposition, 'bright boy' to Duterte

Jun 11, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Aguirre says he would have wanted to settle for a quiet life, take care of his 6 grandchildren, tend to his bonsais, and resume scuba diving, but service beckoned

DOJ CHIEF. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II faces his latest controversy since being appointed chief of the Department of Justice (DOJ). Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, March 20-26, 2017

Mar 26, 2017 - 1:37 PM

Hello Here s a round up of videos from the past week you need to watch

IN PHOTOS: PMA Class '17 Recognition Day and Dunking Ceremony

Mar 11, 2017 - 5:27 PM

The class sets itself apart for having 8 women in the Top 10 including valedictorian Rovi Martinez

Dunking ceremony on March 2017 at the PMA

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

PMA valedictorian, 7 more topnotchers are women

Mar 06, 2017 - 10:06 AM

UPDATED Rovi Martinez a native of Cabanatuan City leads the PMA Class Salaknib – one of 8 women in the top 10

VALEDICTORIAN. Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Cadet Rovi Martinez is pictured during the announcement of the top 10 of the Class of 2017, at the PMA in Baguio City, March 6, 2017. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Environmental planning topnotcher: Use more lands for education

Jun 26, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Kim Robert De Leon who topped the Environmental Planning Licensure Exam shares his vision for urban planning as well as youth development

TOPNOTCHER. Kim Robert De Leon is passionate about making sure that land is being utilized for education. Photo by Dwight De Leon

Ateneo valedictorian shares love of math through teaching

Jun 19, 2016 - 1:00 PM

For Ateneo’s Batch 2016 valedictorian Daniel Joseph Benito teaching kids math is not just learning how to solve equations It s also training for critical thinking and building self confidence

Be brave, be great, and be good: A valedictory address

Jun 11, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Be brave be great and be good We do not know what we will encounter with each new turn but we should not be afraid to take the next step because we are not alone

PMA valedictorian: A 3-year-old kid's dream comes true

Mar 13, 2016 - 3:40 PM

From a toddler amazed by military vehicles Kristian Dave Abiqui is now a full fledged soldier graduating at the top of the PMA Gabay Laya Class of 2016

TOP OF HIS CLASS. Cdt 1Cl Kristian Dave Abiqui delivers his valedictory address during the 111th Graduation Rites of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) at the PMA Fajardo Grandstand, Borromeo Field Baguio City. Rappler photo

'Stand up for equality' - UP Los Baños valedictorian

Jul 06, 2015 - 1:23 AM

UP taught me genuine respect and love and genuine respect for all forms of love

UPLB valedictorian to graduates: Fight inequality

Jul 06, 2015 - 12:52 AM

Find out why this UP student s speech has gone viral

VIDEO: Ateneo valedictorian's speech: Mangahas, bumangon, magtaya

Mar 28, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Ryan Carl Yu who graduates with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering summa cum laude summarizes the challenges that his batchmates must take on

#GirlInterrupted: Should graduation speeches be censored?

Mar 24, 2015 - 4:04 PM

A viral video of a high school salutatorian whose critical speech was interrupted by school officials sparks debate on whether graduation addresses should be screened

Para sa bayan: Dangal at husay

Apr 28, 2014 - 6:24 PM

Dangal Honor Integrity Ito ngayon ang hamon sa ating mga bagong graduates ng UP

SABLAY. In celebration of the graduation season, the UP oblation statue in Diliman wears a sablay. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler

7 valedictorians, studying against all odds

Apr 03, 2014 - 6:37 PM

For the Montoya siblings studying well is showing respect for parents

FAMILY EFFORT. Joyce Montoya graduates from the Lyceum of the Philippines University with the help of her older siblings. Photo from Joyce Montoya

On endings, power, and togetherness

Mar 30, 2014 - 4:45 PM

The world outside will test our principles and give muscle to our values It will whisper false limits and try to drain our ideals so we get tired of dreaming of caring of daring

PMA valedictorian asks civilians: Respect honor system

Mar 15, 2014 - 6:40 PM

The civilians do not understand the honor system very well It is probably why that is how they feel over the dismissal of Cadet Cudia says Cadet Jheorge Llona

MILITARY MATTER. The class topnotcher of Philippine Military Academy's Siklab Diwa batch hopes the public will accept the decision on Cadet Cudia. File photo by Dave Leprozo Jr/ Rappler

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

'I forgive the man who took my mom’s life'

Apr 30, 2013 - 6:26 PM

In her valedictory address FEU summa cum laude graduate Hazeline Panganiban says she believes that even criminals must be given the chance to change

Gratitude and honor

Apr 30, 2013 - 12:12 PM

You are judged by how you made a difference in yourself and in the society as a whole

5 valedictorians in the family

Mar 29, 2013 - 2:45 PM

The key to raising 5 valedictorians is that our parents never forced us to study

Nababagabag, nag-iisa, nawasak: A valedictory address

Mar 27, 2013 - 6:07 PM

The daunting task of changing the world revolves around what we do with the pieces we give of ourselves And to change the world all we have to do is to choose

From coconut farmer to PMA valedictorian

Mar 19, 2013 - 9:53 AM

A son of a tuba gatherer the story of Jestony Lanaja the 2013 Philippine Military Academy s valedictorian is both impressive and inspiring

Top PMA cadet shares 'mixed feelings' upon graduation

Mar 17, 2013 - 2:35 PM

Cadet 1st Class Jestony Lanaja valedictorian of Pudang Kalis shares the tough experience of being in the Philippine Military Academy and encourages his classmates to hold strong to the school values