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  • Writer's pictureLeonora Lo-oy

Kalinga has 7 new graduates from PNPA

Tabuk City, Kalinga – Now that they wrapped up their rigorous journey at the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA), seven new uniformed officials from the province are ready to serve the country and the Filipinos.


On April 19, the 45th Commencement Exercises of the PNPA was held at the Camp General Mariano Castañeda in Silang, Cavite, concluding the four-year PNPA study and training of the 223 cadets belonging to the "Layag-Diwa" Class 2024.


Of the 223, seven of them hail from Kalinga.


These yKalingas are Police Lieutenant Janggui Banawag, 24 and from Tanudan; Jail Inspector Esteban Saguibo Jr., 22, Tabuk City; PLT Jeremy Valens Esteban, 24, Tinglayan; PLT Mark Rogel Peña Evangelista, 27, Tabuk City; PLT Rhealyn Imperial, 26, Tanudan; FINSP Cathy Anne Longey, 25, Tinglayan; and PLT Xandise Fokleg, 22, Tinglayan.


The seven along with their 216 classmates had their graduation in the presence of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., Vice President Sara Duterte, Secretary of Interior and Local Government Benhur Abalos Jr., and PNP Chief PGen. Rommel Francisco Marbil who attended the commencement ceremony.


In his message, Marcos, who was the keynote speaker, challenged the new uniformed officials to earn the respect of the Filipinos the way they earned the respect of their classmates in their four-year stay at the PNPA.

“Earn their respect the way you have earned the respect of your classmates during your four crucible years in this academy. You could not have chosen a more fitting name than “Layag-Diwa” in capturing your class’ ethos and energy,” he was quoted saying.


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