Three Cordillerans ranked among the top 5 graduates of Philippine National Police Academy(PNPA) Maragtas Class of 2018.
On Monday, PNP Chief Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa presented to the media the top 10 graduates as he urged them to join the elite Special Action Forces (SAF) to help with the government's effort against terrorism.
"Isasabak natin ito sa Special Action Force lahat. Giyera muna kayo, giyera. Wag muna kayo pahayahay", the adopted son of Mountain Province said.
There are a total of 106 cadets, composed of 97 brave men and 27 women who will graduate on March 23, 2018 at Camp Mariano Castaneda in Silang, Cavite.
The top 10 cadets are led by a domestic helper's son and Police Cadet Fritz John Napalinga Vallador from Negros Occidental, as the class valedictorian. Police Cadet Francis Pang-ay Fagkang of Sadanga, Mt. Province is the Class Salutatorian (Photo above) of the Philippine National Police Academy Maragtas Class of 2018. Four years ago, he ranked fourth place in the 2014 Criminology Board Exam with University of the Cordilleras as his alma mater.
The other two Cordilleran in top 10 are Police Cadet Jess Torres Agustin from Kabayan, Benguet in rank 3 and Fire Cadet Myrick Aquino Paldingan from Mankayan, Benguet as the fifth rank.
Photo: Harley Palangchao