4 cadets from Kalinga land on top 10 of PMMA’s ‘’Masakbayan’’ Class of 2020

15 Kalinga natives are among the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy’s (PMMA) 224-strong “Masakbayan’’ Class of 2020 graduating on June 12.
Of the 15 Kalinga cadets, four landed on Top 10. They are Javan Ludan of Bawac Dupligan, Tanudan (top 3), Glenn Paul Lupnacan (top 5), Xadelene Guisob (top 8 ), and V Sano ( top 9) – all from Tabuk City.
Joining them are Jonji Alunday, Johndel Diwag and Randell Lacuesta Jr. from Tabuk City; Noble Alngag Jr., Geenard Bawanta, Ronald Oplay, and Moses Pacia Jr. from Tinglayan; Brex Alyaon and Regie Mor Lugao from Lubuagan; Joaquin Banawag from Tanudan and Ruther Pamittan from Pinukpuk.
Leadership and discipline awards will be given to Ludan, Lupnacan and Sano. Same discipline award will also be given to Lugao and ENS. Pacia.
In an online interview with Ludan, he said that patience and determination to finish his journey no matter what obstacles that come along during his cadetship year, and looking up above to God are the secrets behind his success.
The graduates will take their licensure examination at the Maritime Industry Authority and will undergo Coast Guard Officers Course in Coast Guard Officers Basic Education and Training Center in Bagac, Bataan to shape them to be competent, reliable and effective leaders which will last for a year prior to their commissionship as Ensigns for active duty in the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).
PMMA is an institution for midshipmen who shall serve in different private shipping companies, foreign or local. Its midshipmen may serve in the PCG and the Philippine Navy (PN) as an ensign after graduation depending upon their choice. All PMMA midshipmen are also automatically appointed by the President of the Philippines as ensigns (2nd Lieutenant equivalent in the Philippine Marines) in the PN Reserve.
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