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Thursday, July 22, 2021

The Inspiring Police Life Story of PLTCOL KIMBERLY MOLITAS - PCADG Cordillera

Cordillera - Who would have thought that the first Philippine policewoman to complete a Fulbright scholarship as a Hubert Humphrey Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs was once a working student at a very young age?

Who would have thought that one of the “12 emerging leaders of Asia” by Asia Foundation, from among 650 entries coming from 53 countries was once a girl cleaning classrooms, restrooms, church etc. in exchange for a free tuition fee?

Who would have thought that the youngest to be named among the Ten Outstanding Policewomen of the Philippines was once working as a SK Chairman while studying in College before entering PNPA?

And who would have thought that one of the most Influential Women in Asia was once a janitress for five years?

She is our "Pulis Ko, Inspirasyon Ko" for this week, who was raised and grew up in the amazing and beautiful paradise of Kibungan which was dubbed as the "Switzerland of Benguet". She and her siblings grew up and surrounded by many individuals in their lives wherein they were also raised by pastors, missionaries and so many others in which she was thankful about. They were also raised by their parents with so much independence -they decided with their own and doing the things that they want.

During her teenage life, their parents always told them that the only best thing that they can provide for them is "education" wherein she believes that education truly made things possible for them especially on the profession, position, and life she is currently living. She also defines the word "richness" through the things that money cannot buy - friends, families, love from the people, peace of mind and respect.

Their parents also taught them to do a charity work wherein they are not allowed to kept clothes that they have outgrown (even if it is their favorite clothes☺️), they need to give it to someone else who needs it more than them, which they do until now - they do fundraisers for individuals who needs money or for families who needs help rebuilding their lives.

She is an empowered woman whose main goal is to empower police women not only in the Philippines but throughout Asia as well.

She also appeared on different TV Programs, including CNN on several occassions, surprising her hosts with near flawless english (just wow).

She is not a competitive person, she just happens to believe in things that she want it done.

She loves music and also do scuba diving.

She is not just a public servant but also a model (occassionally) for people that she work/ed with, in concepts of art and also for peace.

She believes that it is very important for every police officer to take on what they really love to do.

She always believes also that we are not supposed to be confined within the four corners of our organization because there are many beautiful things that any individual - a man and a woman can do for themselves and for others, not just by being a police officer.

She is certainly one of the bright spots of the PNP, an officer with a definite future ahead of her, and one definitely to ride the river with. -Jimmy Laking

She is PLTCOL KIMBERLY MOLITAS, a proud Igorota from Kibungan, Benguet.

Thoughts of Inspiration from PLTCOL MOLITAS:

"It is very important to love yourself and give time to yourself because we are human beings that get tired, get mentally drained and physically exhausted. It is also very important to give time for ourselves so that we can rebuild our thoughts and strengthened our resolved in fighting what is good, what is just and what is right for every Filipino in the country"

"Just keep moving on, keep educating yourself, do something out of the ordinary, do something out of the PNP mandate and do something for yourself".

source || PCADG Cordillera "Pulis Ko, Inspirasyon Ko"


Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Igorota from Baguio City top 9 in 2021 Nursing Board Exam

Photo Courtesy || Rylina Olga Mae Balisong

Cordillera - The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced on Saturday the top 10 graduates who topped the recently concluded 2021 Nursing Licensure Exam.

Rylina Olga Mae Laureta Balisong, a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas was among the top 9 passers with a rating of 87.40 percent.

READ ALSO: Igorota Nurse from Mt. Province is Top 10 in July 2021 Philippine Nurse Licensure Exam

Balisong who hails from the city of Baguio said the support from her family, friends and mentors were the reasons she was able to get to the top 10 in the recently concluded NLE.

Another Igorota Miss Athena Ainu Macli-ing Malecdan from Sagada and Bontoc, Mt. Province was also among the top 10.

READ ALSO: SLU, UC among top performing schools in July 2021 Nursing Board Exam

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 5,008 out of 7,746 passed the Nurse Licensure Examination given by the Board of Nursing in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga this July 2021.

Meanwhile, a Haydee Bacani, an alumni of Philippine Women's University (PWU) topped the exams with a rating of 89.40 percent, followed by Liezl Tuazon from Angeles University Foundation with a rating of 89 percent. 


Tuesday, July 20, 2021

SLU-Baguio picked as venue for 2021/2021 Bar Examinations

SLU to house 2021 Bar Examinations

Cordillera - Saint Louis University (SLU) located in Baguio City has been picked by the Supreme Court of the Philippines as one venue for the 2020/2021 Bar Examinations. 

The Supreme Court has signed a contract with SLU to officially seal the agreement to house examinees for this year's biggest Bar Exam.

The SC led by Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, Bar Examinations chairperson; and Rev. Fr. Gilbert Sales, CICM, school president signed the memorandum of agreement (MOA) on Thursday, July 8.

SLU is now the first confirmed local testing in the country among the targeted 25 testing sites with 16 site have already given nod to the MOA.

"There are already 16 local testing centers that have agreed to the MOA based on the template approved by the Supreme Court en banc," said Associate Justice Marvic Leonen.

The other testing sites are: 

Ateneo de Manila University, 

Manila Adventist College, 

Saint Louis College La Union, 

Saint Mary’s University, 

Cagayan State University, 

De La Salle Lipa, 

University of Nueva Caceres, 

University of St. La Salle Bacolod, 

Central Philippines University, 

University of Cebu-Banilad, 

Mindanao State University-Iligan, Mindanao State University-General Santos City, 

Ateneo de Davao University, 

Xavier University Cagayan de Oro, and

 Ateneo de Zamboanga University.

Examinees for the 2020/2021 Bar Exam will be at the testing sites but will use laptops with computer software proctored both physically and virtually.


OFW dental aide from Mt. Province wins gold in 3rd Highland Online Chess tourney

Photo Courtesy || Tin Dao-anis

Cordillera - Marlon Tallayo, an OFW dental technologist, painlessly annihilated 44 Cordilleran woodpushers to easily pocket the gold medal in the recently concluded 3rd Highland Online Chess Tournament on July 17.

"I did not expect a run away with full one point ahead towards the last round. All I needed was a draw to secure the championship," chatted Tallayo, a native of Besao, Mt. Province and a former University of Baguio varsity player from 1994 to 1998.

Despite his frantic activities as a dental technologist at a government company in Qatar, he joined the competition as a leisure and to compete with young but topgun chess players.

Meanwhile, UB varsity player Marc Francis Balanay of Apayao secured the second spot, thereby leaving the third place to FEU varsity player Bea Mendoza of Baguio City. 

Said online competition employed seven rounds Swiss systems format with five minutes and two seconds increment via Lichess Application. 

With the aim of making Cordillera chess players active in tournaments despite pandemic, Jeff Barry and Carlos K. Mama-o, Jr. organized the event through the sponsorship of Ruben Ternola.

By Carlos K. Mama-o, Jr.


Igorot fighter Folayang demolished Amir Khan for World Title Win

Photo Courtesy || ONE Championship

Cordillera - Team Lakay veteran Mixed Martial Artist Eduard "The Landslide" Folayang came out victorious over Amir Khan of Singapore. 

Folayang reclaimed the ONE Lightweight World Title during ONE: CONQUEST OF CHAMPIONS held in Manila. 

The Team Lakay star have shown incredible power and intelligence during the fight as a result of clever game planning and the undying support from his team mates and the Filipino fans.

ONE Championship has announced that Folayang will face Zhang Lipeng in the main event of ONE: BATTLEGROUND II to be aired on Friday, 13 August 2021.

The Igorot fighter and three-time ONE Lightweight World Champion is once again ready to prove that he's still a force in the division.

His upcoming match up with Lipeng is his ticket to having a matchup with reigning lightweight king Christian "The Warrior" Lee of Singapore.


Cordilleran General is the new Regional Director of PRO 2

Photo Courtesy || PBGEN Ludan PRO 2

Cordilleran - A full-blooded Cordilleran General from Kalinga is now the Regional Director of the Police Regional Office Region 2 (PRO 2). 

Police Brigadier General Steve Ludan who hails from Lubo, Tanudan, Kalinga replaced Brigadier General Crizaldo Nieves as the PRO 2 Director.

PBGEN Ludan formally assumed post during a turn-over of command ceremony and retirement honors at Camp Marcelo A. Adduru on July 19, 2021.

Prior to his new post, PBGEN Ludan worked as the director of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Crime Lab. 

He is a member of the Philippine Military Academy "Tanglaw-Diwa" Class of 1992.

In his acceptance message, PBGEN Ludan vowed to intensify the campaign against insurgency, strengthen communication with local government units in the fight against criminality, and enhance their campaign on the Philippine National Police (PNP) cleansing policy.

As the new director of PRO 2, Ludan said he will work to craft better programs to improve the PNP's services to the people and to provide needed assistance of the public.


Monday, July 19, 2021

SLU, UC among top performing schools in July 2021 Nursing Board Exam

Cordillera - Two universities in Cordillera are among the top performing schools in the recent July 2021 Nursing Licensure Examination with at least 50 examinees.

The Saint Louis University (SLU) ranked in top 1 with a perfect 100 percent passing score while the University of the Cordilleras (UC) ranked 5th with a 88.24 percent passing schore.

Photo Courtesy || PRC

The PRC has conducted the board exam in different cities such as Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga.

There were a total of 7,746 nursing graduates who took the test with 5,008 passers.

Meanwhile, the registration for their Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will be held online, according to the PRC.


Igorota Nurse from Mt. Province is Top 10 in July 2021 Philippine Nurse Licensure Exam

Cordillera - The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has announced the passers of the July 2021 Philippine Nurse Licensure Examinations. 

Photo Courtesy || Top Rank

An Igorota nurse Miss Athena Ainu Macli-ing Malecdan from Sagada and Bontoc, Mt. Province was among the top 10 list of successful passers. 

Malecdan, a student of Saint Louis University got a score of 87. 20 percent. 

Meanwhile, a Haydee Bacani, an alumni of Philippine Women's University (PWU) topped the exams with a rating of 89.40 percent, followed by Liezl Tuazon from Angeles University Foundation with a rating of 89 percent. 

READ ALSO: Five Cordillerans from PSHS - CAR Campus get scholarship grants from prestigious universities abroad

The PRC has conducted the board exam in different cities such as Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga.

READ ALSO: Igorota from Baguio City top 9 in 2021 Nursing Board Exam

There were a total of 7,746 nursing graduates who took the test with 5,008 passers.

Meanwhile, the registration for their Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will be held online, according to the PRC.


11-year-old honest kid from Ifugao returns Php102,000 cash he found

Photo Courtesy || DepEd Ifugao

Cordillera - A five grader young student from Ifugao has returned a lost big amount of money to the rightful owner.

11-year-old Denard B. Uy-uyon, a learner of Panutbtuban Elementary School, Asipulo District in Ifugao immediately turned over a big cash in the amount of P102,450 to his teachers when he found it.

The teachers then contacted the rightful owner of to return the money. 

Meanwhile, netizens have expressed their admiration to Denard's simple act of honesty for returning something he doesn't own.

He could have kept the money and used it to buy things he wanted but he decided to turned over to his teachers to be given to the rightful owner. 

Denard's had been taught very well by his parents, relatives and teachers the value of honesty.

A netizen commented, " Every person should follow the honesty of this kid. He is very young but very honest. Unlike others, instead of working hard, they steal. That's why their kids become thieves."

"Wow good news!, That's an admirable kid. Rare are the kids who are honest nowadays. Good bless you a thousand folds," one netizen commented.

Indeed, Denard is one of the many Cordilleran kid who exemplify the Igorot culture of "Inayan". 

The "Inayan" culture among the Igorots signifies the fear to the Supreme Being. 

It helps prevent a person from doing things that are unpleasant and not good like consuming and owning something that does not belong to you.

Mabuhay ka Denard.


Tuesday, July 13, 2021

PBGEN Enmodias of Mt. Province is 2nd head of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)

Photo Courtesy || PBGEN Enmodias

Cordillera - Proud Igorot cop from Mt. Province has assumed post as the second leader of the Philippine National Police (PNP)'s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG). 

Police Brigadier General Oliver Enmodias who hails from Barlig, Mt. Province now heads the PNP's primary investigation group that conducts operations against notorious wanted persons and organized crime group. 

Prior to holding post in the CIDG, PBGEN Enmodias worked as the Executive Officer to Directorate for Integrated Police Operation (DIPO-NL). 

READ ALSO: Igorot army awarded highest military award for his gallantry in action - The Gold Cross Award

He also headed the recruitment and selection division of PRO-12 Directorate for Personnel Records and Management (DPRM). 

PBGen. Enmodias is a proud member of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class of 1990 and finished his high school at the SLU Boys High in 1984.

He was the former PDEA-CAR Regional Director and former provincial director of Mt. Province. 

READ ALSO: Miner's son from Sabangan, Mt. Province promoted One-Star PNP General

PBGEN Enmodias is known for his intelligence in the police work when he headed the two joint task forces that proved the twin bombings in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat in 2018 and the December 31 bombing in front of a mall in Cotabato City.


Monday, July 12, 2021

Baguio's Alana Rhedey among possible candidate for Miss Universe Philippines 2021

Photo Courtesy || Alana Monica Rhedey

Cordillera - Miss Alana Monica Rhedey from Baguio City is among the sixteen (16) possible candidates vying for the crown in the upcoming Miss Universe Philippines 2021. 

21-year-old Rhedey is the reigning Miss Baguio 2019. She is a student of the University of Baguio (UB) who is interested in arts and photography. 

She is also an active member of the Baguio Animal Lovers League.

Other possible candidates are: 

1. Alyza Malinao of Davao City

2. Ma. Isabela Galeria of Sorsogon

3. Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2019 Emma Mary Tiglao

4. Former Miss Mandaue City Steffi Aberasturi

5. Julia Saubier of Albay

6. Janela Joy Cuaton of Masbate

7. Angela Maria Robson of Angeles, Pampanga

8. Chrismel Syriga Suicano of Siquijor

9. Eloisa Jauod of Laguna

10. Princess Khrista Singh of Pasig City

11. Half-Ghanian Aria Yeboah, touted by fans as a "Black Barbie"

12. Miss World Philippines 2019 Michelle Dee

13. Bb. Pilipinas 2019 Patricia Magtanong

14. Miss International 2018 first runner-up Ahtisa Manalo

15. Asia's Next Top Model" winner Maureen Wrobleritz


WATCH: Baguio artist did it again, camouflage face painting of Quirino Hill view

Photo Courtesy || Goldie Yabes

Cordillera - Baguio-based make-up artist did it again, wowing netizens with her amazing camouflage face painting of the Quirino Hill view. 

Using normal make-up kit and a mirror, 21-year old Goldie Geanne Allawan Yabes was able to blend her entire face with the scenery of Quirino Hill. 

Yabes shares her amazing artwork on social media and has inspired many Filipino artists. 

She also regularly upload videos of her doing make up tutorials on her YouTube channel. 

Recently, Yabes became viral on social media and received praises from users after doing a camouflage face painting of the mountains/skies of Dampre, Floridablanca in Pampanga and the famous Burnham Lake in Baguio.

READ ALSO:  Igorot artist from Mt. Province chosen as one of the 40 best portrait painters in the world

Her incredible talent has been shared and featured by several websites and tv shows.


Friday, July 9, 2021

Three Ifugao military officers promoted to higher rank in the AFP

Photo Courtesy || AFP

Cordillera - Three military officers from Ifugao province have been promoted to the next higher rank in the Armed Forces of the Philippines. 

Rear Admiral Toribio Adaci Jr. of Kiangan town and a member of the PMA Makatao class of 1989 was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral. His military career specializes in naval operations, education and training; personnel management and administration. 

A former commander of the Naval Installation Command, Adaci became commander of various naval task force groups. Currently,  he is the commander of the Naval Forces in Western Mindanao.

On the other hand, Brigadier General Romeo Brawner Jr., who traces his roots from Ifugao was also promoted to the rank of Major General. A member of the PMA Makatao class of 1989, Brawner was the former AFP Chief Information Officer; Commandant of cadets at the Philippine Military Academy and Commander of the Army's 103rd Brigade in Marawi City. 

He also served as the Deputy Chief of staff for Financial Management  of the AFP.

At present he is the Commander of the Philippine Army's 4th Infantry Division based in Camp Evangelista in Patag, Cagayan de Oro City.

Moreover, Brigadier General Domingo Gobway who hails in Kiangan town was also promoted in the AFP to the rank of Brigadier General. A member of the PMA "Bigkis-Lahi" Class of 1990, he is now the commandant of the 101st Brigade/Joint Task Force in Basilan. Prior to his current position, he was the Inspector General of the 8th Infantry Division that operates in Samar and Leyte.

Gobway's military services were mostly rendered in the islands of Visaya and Mindanao.

Meanwhile, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Ifugao authored a resolution to congratulate the three officers of their outstanding achievements. 

Authored by Board Member Geronimo T. Bimohya, and co-authored by all board members, the resolution said "Their promotions prove their competences and commitments to their  duties as soldiers".

source || Ifugao SP


Thursday, July 8, 2021

Cordilleran cop is Outstanding Junior Police Non- Commissioned Officer 2021- Provincial Level

Photo Courtesy || PCpl Joderick Maddam-ot

Cordillera - PCpl Joderick Maddam-ot was selected as Outstanding Junior Police Non- Commissioned Officer for CY 2021- Provincial Level.

PCpl Maddam-ot who hails from Ifugao received a certificate of recognition during the 26th Police Community Relation Month with a theme:" Pulis at Pamayanan, BARANGAYanihan sa Hamon ng Pandemya at Laban sa Krimen" on July 5, 2021 at Laguna Police Provincial Office, Camp BGen. Paciano Rizal, Brgy. Bagumbayan, Sta Cruz, Laguna.

READ ALSO: Igorot from Benguet is the new Chief of Staff of the Philippine National Police Academy

Meanwhile, PLTCOL GIOVANNI S MARTINEZ, Chief of Police, BiƱan City Police Station, receives an Award of Excellence as OUTSTANDING CITY POLICE STATION for CY 2021- Provincial Level.

READ ALSO: Cordilleran from Apayao is TOP 3 PNPA HINIRANG CLASS OF 2021

The said awards were given by Ms. Maria Theresa Escolano, MNSA, Regional Director of Office of the Civil Defense Region 4A and PCOL SERAFIN FORTUNO PETALIO II, Provincial Director, Laguna PPO.


Sunday, July 4, 2021

Igorot doctor wins Top Creative Award from TikTok Awards Philippines 2021

Photo Courtesy || Dr. Kilimanguru

Cordillera - A cordilleran doctor from Mt. Province took home the Top Creative Award in the recently concluded TikTok Awards Philippines 2021 held virtually on 4 July 2021.

Dr, Winstons Creones Tiwaquen or popularly known as Dr. Kilimanguro is a native of  Bontoc, Mt. Province. 

He provides well-researched and fact-based advice about health with a funny twist and an easy-to-understand explanation.

"I'm really grateful to the organizers of TikTok Awards for recognizing my advocacy for health education and entertainment," Tiwaquen said in his Thank You message.

"I would also like to thank my mom, my sister and my partner for building bridges for me to reach my dreams," he added.

The TikTok Awards Philippines aims to recognize creative, inspiring, and impressive content creators for their valuable online content using the platform.

Nominees for the award were selected based on TikTok user votes which was started last June.

Other winners of the first-ever TikTok Awards in the Philippines are dancing siblings Ranz and Niana Guerrero for being TikTok's Top Creator.

Meanwhile, GMA Kapuso actress Sanya Lopez alongside Andrea Brilliantes and the Pinoy SB19 bagged the Top Celebrity Award.


Saturday, July 3, 2021

Cadet from Kalinga is Delta Company Supply Officer

Photo Courtesy || PMA


A persevered daughter to finish education, CADET 1CL MARIEL BLESS ELIG BAGTANG started to live independently in dormitories since her elementary years. 

Far from her home and her family, she continued her education with the assistance of scholarship grants and took up a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at Saint Louis University (SLU) - Baguio. 

While studying in the City of Pines, she took the PMA challenge and was qualified to become a cadet. 

READ ALSO: Cadet from Bauko, Mt. Province is PMA Charlie Company Commander

Her will and perseverance to be a role model to her five siblings being the eldest made her reach this far in her journey. 

With the holistic development that the academy helped her to achieve, she is now on her last year as the Responsible Supply Officer of the CCAFP’s Delta Company.

READ ALSO: Cordilleran Brig. Gen. Gobway is new commander of Joint Task Force Basilan

With the challenges that life gives to you, learn to adapt. 

Find ways to be an inspiration to others and the people that you’re serving. She dares you to rise amidst impossibilities that life could offer.

source || PMA


Rodtang responds to Team Lakay Adiwang's callout: "I welcome him to meet me"

Photo Courtesy || ONE Championship

Cordillera - The undefeated Muay Thai superstar of Thailand has finally responded to the request of Team Lakay Lito Adiwang for a match. 

Recently, Lito Adiwang has been vocal in his call to have a fight with Rodtang because he believed he has the toolset to tarnish the zero-loss record of the Thai fighter.

READ ALSO:  Igorot knockout artist Jeremy Pacatiw to fight in ONE Championship

"I know I'll come in as a heavy underdog, but I believe I have the tools to beat Rodtang because I've been seeing holes in his game," Adiwang said.

In respond to the call, Rodtang said that he is willing to face Adiwang in the cage with conditions.

"If Lito thinks he has some of tricks to beat me, then I welcome him to meet me," Rodtang said via ONE Championship. 

READ ALSO: Lito Adiwang calls out Rodtang to fight in MMA or Muay Thai

"It also depends on the rule set, whether it is Muay Thai, kickboxing, or MMA. If it were MMA, then I would like to have tome to train - at least one year." Rodtang added.

The Team Lakay rising star fights in Mixed Martial Arts, while Rodtang competes at kickboxing and Muay Thai. 


Friday, July 2, 2021

Cordilleran Brig. Gen. Gobway is new commander of Joint Task Force Basilan

Photo Courtesy || JTF Basilan

Cordillera - The Armed Forces of the Philippines has installed Brigadier General Domingo Gobway as the new commander of the 101st Brigade and Joint Task Force Basilan. 

Brig. Gen. Gobway who hails from Kiangan, Ifugao has replaced Brig. Gen Fernado Reyeg.

Gobway expressed his gratitude to the AFP leadership for the trust and confidence they bestowed him.

READ ALSO: Cordilleran MGen Brawner is new Commander of the Philippine Army’s 4th Infantry Division

“As I assume command of this Brigade, expect that we will work as a team and together we will outsmart our enemies and put premium in working hand-in-hand with our stakeholders,” Col. Gobway said.

Gobway is a member of the PMA "Bigkis-Lahi Class of 1990.

Prior to his current position, he was the Inspector General of the 8th Infantry Division that operates in Samar and Leyte.

READ ALSO: Cordilleran from Ifugao is new commander of PH naval forces western command

Gobway's military services were mostly rendered in the islands of Visayas and Mindanao. 

His older brother, Rogelio Gobway  received his award on his behalf.

On May 16, 2021, Brig. Gen. Gobway leads a military operations in Sumisip, Basilan that paved the way in neutralizing three (3) members of the ASG.


Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Cordilleran from Ifugao is new commander of PH naval forces western command

Photo Courtesy || NFWM

Cordillera - The Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM) has a new commander in the person of Rear Admiral Toribio Dulinayan Adaci Jr. PN.

Rear Admiral Adaci who traces his roots to Kiangan, Ifugao has replaced Rear Admiral Erick A Kagoan PN as the new commander during the turn over ceremony held last October 2021. 

Adaci Jr. PN is a proud member of Philippine Military Academy “MAKATAO” Class of 1989. 

Upon graduation from the academy, he joined the Philippine Navy on February 19, 1989.

His military career specialized in naval operations, education and training, and personnel management and administration. 

He successfully commanded four (4) Philippine Navy vessels. Western Mindanao is not new to Commodore Adaci Jr., concurrent with his command of Navy vessels, he became Commander of different Naval Task Groups (NTG) 61.1, NTG 61.2, NTG Basilan, NTG Central, and NTG 62.1 - all under Naval Forces Western Mindanao, and Naval Task Force (NTF) 41.3 in Naval Forces West.  

He was also the Task Group Commander of the PN contingent to the first Brunei International Defense Exhibit in 2011.  

He earned the coveted Command-at-Sea Badge in 2012.

In March 2021, he was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral and currently commands the NFWM.


Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Cadet from Bauko, Mt. Province is PMA Charlie Company Commander

Photo Courtesy || PMA


A brother of a cadet-aspirant who tried his luck for three consecutive years, CADET 1CL KNIGLE ADANG BASTIAN is a native Kankana-ey of Bauko, Mountain Province. 

The perseverance of his brother to enter a service-academy is his inspiration to be one of those who took the road less travelled. 

Little did he know that this journey will not just fulfil the dream of his brother but will also drive him to be the best version of himself. 

PMA taught him that more than all else, self-discipline will conquer his bests. 

Today, this loving brother is still on his way of fulfilling his sibling’s dream as the Company Commander of the CCAFP’s Charlie Company.

He encourages the youth to take the challenge that once tested him. 

Marking the race he had for his brother even in the midst of odds and uncertainties. 

 This time, he dares you to rise amidst impossibilities and challenges that life could offer. 

The Philippine Military Academy is inviting the Filipino youth to be part of the academy.

Aspiring Cadets may check the link provided by PMA for the instructions on how you can apply:

source || PMA


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