The graduating class of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) is led by a woman – Cadet First Class Dionne Umalla.
This is the 5th time a female officer is the top graduate of the country’s elite military training school since it allowed women to join the PMA in 1993.
SEE Top 8 PMA graduates are women
The female cadets have ranked in the Top 10 of PMA graduating classes since 1997.
The 2019 PMA Class has 5 women in the Top 10:
- Dionne Umalla
- Jahziel Tandoc
- Marnel Fundales
- Glyn Marapao
- Ruth Pasos
The 21-year-old Umalla leads this year’s Class “Mabalasik” in the graduation rites scheduled on May 26, 2019.
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