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Pvt. Carmencita Alberto: Cordilleran Teacher Tops Philippine Army CSC Class 761-2023

Pvt. Carmencita Alberto, a Cordilleran teacher, stands out as the valedictorian in the Philippine Army Candidate Soldier Course Class 761-2023.

Top of the class: Pvt. Carmencita Alberto, a Cordilleran educator, excels as the valedictorian in the Philippine Army graduation. Uncover the achievements of this top-performing teacher.

In the hallowed grounds of Camp Melchor F. Dela Cruz in Upi, Gamu, Isabela, a narrative of determination and excellence unfolded during the recent graduation ceremony of Philippine Army - Candidate Soldier Course (CSC) Class 761-2023 of the 5th Infantry Division. At the forefront of this remarkable chapter is Pvt. Carmencita Alberto, a Licensed Professional Teacher, symbolizing women empowerment with her outstanding leadership and academic prowess.

Pvt. Carmencita Alberto

Unveiling Excellence

Pvt. Alberto, 24, a Cordillera hailing from Conner, Apayao, emerged as the valedictorian of the 121 new soldiers from different places in the country, leaving an indelible mark with an outstanding rating of 92.78%. This achievement is not merely a testament to her academic brilliance but a testament to her unwavering dedication to the ideals of service and defense.

In a field traditionally dominated by men, Pvt. Alberto defied stereotypes, showcasing resilience and adaptability throughout the grueling six-month military training. Her journey was not without hurdles, and she openly shared the difficulties she encountered in a recent interview.

Breaking Barriers

Alberto's narrative extends beyond academic excellence; it's a story of overcoming challenges and shattering gender norms. As a female participant, she faced moments of doubt but drew strength from her commitment, familial support, and an unyielding determination to forge ahead.

"Never give up, just keep fighting," echoed Pvt. Alberto, encapsulating the spirit that propelled her through the toughest of times. Her story serves as a beacon of inspiration, encouraging not only her peers but aspiring women across the nation to consider military service.

A Desire for Change

In a poignant expression of hope, Pvt. Alberto shared her aspirations for the future. Beyond personal accomplishment, she envisions her success as a catalyst for change, inspiring more women to step forward and become integral allies in the noble pursuit of defending the country.

Recognizing Support

Pvt. Alberto took a moment to express gratitude to those who played pivotal roles in her journey. From family and friends to the Provincial Government of Apayao, their unwavering support provided the foundation for her success. In her words, "When you dream of becoming a soldier, you must prepare for it-not just physically and mentally, but in every aspect."

Pvt. Carmencita Alberto (L), Pvt Dan Clifford Barbero (M), Pvt Van Vincent Garsuta (R)

Excellence Recognized

The graduation ceremony not only celebrated Pvt. Alberto's triumph but also acknowledged the achievements of her peers. Pvt. Dan Clifford Barbero secured the second position with a general average of 91.69%, followed by Pvt. Van Vincent Garsuta at 91.54%. Additionally, Pvt. Mark John Aquino received the Physical Fitness Proficiency Award.

A Distinguished Guest

The ceremony was graced by Apayao Governor Elias Bulut Jr. as the guest of honor, underscoring the significance of this achievement on both a personal and community level.

Conclusion: A Legacy of Inspiration

In conclusion, Pvt. Carmencita Alberto's journey from Conner, Apayao, to the pinnacle of her military class is a testament to resilience, dedication, and the power of breaking barriers. As her story reverberates, it carries with it the potential to inspire a new generation of leaders, regardless of gender, to embrace the call of duty and serve with unwavering commitment. Pvt. Alberto's triumph is not just a personal victory but a legacy of inspiration that resonates with the spirit of those who dare to dream, persevere, and lead by example.


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