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Police Cadet Bernard Carlos Dawayen: Igorot Ranks Top 8 in PNPA LAYAG-DIWA Class of 2024

Bernard Carlos Dawayen, Igorot from Sabangan, Mt. Province, shines in PNPA LAYAG-DIWA Class 2024, ranking number 8 among the top graduates.

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Discover the inspiring story of Bernard Carlos Dawayen, an Igorot from Sabangan, Mt. Province, excelling in PNPA LAYAG-DIWA Class 2024 and securing the 8th rank.

In the rugged terrain of Sabangan, Mt. Province, a young man's journey began-a journey that would lead him to the pinnacle of achievement at the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA). Born and raised in the heart of the Cordilleras, Police Cadet Bernard Carlos Dawayen's story is one of resilience, determination, and triumph against all odds.

A Journey of Determination

From the moment Dawayen set foot in the halls of PNPA, he was determined to make his mark. Despite the challenges and rigorous training, he remained steadfast in his pursuit of excellence. With each obstacle he faced, Dawayen drew strength from his roots, channeling the indomitable spirit of the Igorot people.

P/CDT Bernard Carlos Dawayen

Rising Through the Ranks

As the culmination of years of hard work and dedication, Dawayen's name soared to the top echelons of the PNPA LAYAG-DIWA (Lingkod-bayang may Adhikaing buksan ang bagong Yugto At Gabayan ang bagong henerasyon na may Dangal, Integridad, at Walang Alinlangan) Class of 2024. With an impressive eighth position in the final order of merit, he carved his name in PNPA history, a shining example of Igorot pride and excellence.

Joining Dawayen in the top ranks are other outstanding graduates who have distinguished themselves through their exemplary performance. Notable among them are:

  1. Class Valedictorian Ma. Camille Cabasis from Batangas, exemplifying academic excellence and leadership
  2. Jail Cadet Joemar Saldavia from Zamboanga Del Norte (Rank 2)
  3. Police Cadet Vince Jamsid Sapii from Zamboanga City (Rank 3)
  4. Police Cadet Mark Ferd Barte from Zamboanga Sibugay (Rank 4)
  5. Mark Anrue Peña from Manila (Rank 5)
  6. Mary Ranelie Salga from Bukidnon (Rank 6)
  7. Brenna Mae Stephanie Nacional from Western Samar (Rank 7)
  8. Police Cadet John Rade Caballero from Negros Occidental (Rank 9)
  9. Police Cadet Emerson Mallorca from Caloocan City (Rank 10)

Each of these graduates has demonstrated commendable dedication and merit throughout their training.

Special Awards

  • Police Cadet Trisha Mae Guzman from La Trinidad, Benguet, will be conferred with the prestigious Servant Leadership Award, recognizing her exceptional qualities of leadership and service.

Inspiring a Generation

Dawayen's achievement resonates far beyond the walls of PNPA, inspiring a generation of young Igorots and Filipinos nationwide to dream big and reach for the stars. His success serves as a beacon of hope for those who dare to defy expectations and pursue their dreams with unwavering determination.


As Police Cadet Bernard Carlos Dawayen and his fellow graduates prepare to embark on their careers in law enforcement, they will have the honor of participating in the commencement exercise next Friday, April 19, at Camp BGen Cicero Campos Field, PNPA, Silang, Cavite. Their remarkable achievements, along with the exceptional performance of their peers, stand as a testament to the power of perseverance, determination, and the indomitable spirit of the Igorot people. As they step into the next chapter of their lives, they leave behind a legacy of excellence and inspire a new generation to dare to dream and defy the odds.

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