CADET First Class Shirly Fatima Lim of Tacloban City has joined the top 10 performing cadets of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) "Masaligan" Class of 2021.
The 24-year-old college undergraduate of Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at the University of the Philippines Visayas will be joining the Philippine Army.
A scholar of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in college and graduated with honors in high school, Lim is the chairperson of the Honor Committee and a consistent Dean’s lister and Commandant’s lister at the prestigious military academy.
“As the outgoing chairperson of the Honor Committee, sharing the sense of moral ascendancy especially in litigating honor cases amongst the cadets had challenged her integrity in fulfilling her duties and be the symbol of honor before excellence,” PMA said in a statement.
“By the changing fortunes of time and the circumstances of the different honor cases, she believes that through honesty and respect to others, it will bind the trust among men of the entire armed forces,” it added.
The “Masaligan” (MAndirigmang SAmahan na Lakas at SandIGAN ng Bayan) Class of 2021, composed of 138 males and 26 females, will have their graduation ceremony on May 10.
The top 10 performing graduates of Class 2021 are Cadet First Class Janrey Artus of San Enrique, Negros Occidental, valedictorian; Cadet First Class Daryl Brix Colita of Malalag from Davao del Sur, salutatorian; Cadet First Class Valerie Mae Dicang of Bahong, La Trinidad, Benguet, rank 3; Cadet First Class Jan Hernan Perez of Alabang Hills, Muntinlupa City, rank 4; Cadet First Class Christine Joyce Andog of Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, rank 5; Cadet First Class Feljoy Ending of Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental, rank 6; Cadet First Class Harold Mars Sastado of Batangas City, Batangas, rank 7; Cadet First Class Pamela Calleja of Malinao, Albay, rank 8; Cadet First Class Michael Angelo Madriaga of Tabuk City, Kalinga, rank 9; and Lim, rank 10.
The cadets will be joining their respective branches of service as lieutenants/ensigns. (SunStar Philippines)