Skip to main content »
Igorotage

Eda Glis Marapao: Igorota ranks 3rd in PMA Salaknib Class

Eda Glis Buansi Marapao, the youngest among her 166 mistahs, graduated third in the PMA Salaknib Class of 2017.

 |  2 min read

Eda Glis Buansi Marapao is PMA Salaknib Class of 2017 top 3.
Eda Glis Buansi Marapao is PMA Salaknib Class of 2017 top 3.

Igorota Power - More than twenty years ago, a young soldier from Mindanao met a rosy-cheeked girl from Buguias and fell in love. He was so smitten that he followed her back to her home. And so on March 5, 1996, Eda Glis Buansi Marapao was born to TSgt. Edgar Marapao and Helen Buansi in Buguias. With such a name, how can you not stand out?

Eda Glis turned out to be intelligent and tough, topping her elementary class in Lengaoan, Buguias, and then as a salutatorian at the Benguet State University - Secondary Laboratory School.

Her mother wanted her to be an engineer and she fared well, becoming a Dean's lister in her first year in Civil Engineering at Saint Louis University. But she also wanted to be a poet and a concert musician. She was even awarded as Best Poet both in English and the vernacular and Best in Literary Feature in high school.

But fate has other paths and hers is to follow the path of her father. She took the examinations for Philippine Military Academy in 2012 and passed, despite being one of the youngest. There were moments when I wanted to give up, she said of her first years in the academy. But she persisted, consoling herself in her poems and trips back to their cabbage plot in Buguias.

A day after her 21st birthday, she received the good news - she will graduate third among the PMA Salaknib Class of 2017. The youngest among her 166 mistahs, she will also receive the Secretary of National Defense Saber and is also one of the three cum laude recipients. Her younger sister Glyn Elinor is also a plebe in the PMA. Eda Glis said she will still write poems while in the Navy and maybe someday write about how her father fell in love with her mother.

Congrats!

Source: One People One Benguet



Sharing is caring, kailian!

We do hope you find something great in this story. If you find this helpful, please do share it with the people you care about.


Igorotage is a social networking site — all contents are user-generated. The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of Igorotage.

Except as otherwise noted, the content of this page is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Comments (1)

Sign in to share your thoughts. No account yet?

Loisa Faith Soliba: Igorota passed CPA Licensure Exam despite Physical Pain

Loisa Faith Soliba, Igorota passed one of the hardest exams, the CPA Licensure Exam (CPALE), despite suffering from physical pain.

Oct 28, 2021 · 5 min read
Igorot is TOPGUN of VIP Protection Training Class 30-2021

PAT Sammy A Sabarino, an Igorot sharpshooter from Benguet Province, is VIP Protection Training Class 30-2021 Topgun.

Nov 29, 2021 · 1 min read
The First Female Igorot Pilot in the Philippine National Police

PMAJ Jonalyn B. Malnat, a proud Igorota from Ifugao, is the first female Igorot pilot in the Philippine National Police.

Nov 7, 2021 · 3 min read
Igorot is Salutatorian of PMA "Bagsik-Diwa" Class 2022

Igorot Cadet 1CL Kevin John Pastrana from Baguio City is the Salutatorian of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class "Bagsik-Diwa" Class 2022.

May 10 · 2 min read
Proud Igorota in L.A. Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Karen Comullob Bag-ayan - an Igorota graduated summa cum laude of BS-Nursing and Natural Science major in Chemistry in Los Angeles California.

Mar 28 · 2 min read
Igorota is New DSWD Assistant Secretary

Janet P. Armas, a proud Igorota from Ifugao was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

Mar 9 · 1 min read
Igorot is First Female Chief Pilot in Asia

Igorota Captain Amore Martinez from Benguet made history as the first female Chief Pilot in Asia.

Mar 5 · 3 min read
CPT Danilo C. Mangigil Jr: Igorot Army Captain Successfully Completed his First Solo Flight

CPT Danilo C. Mangigil Jr, an Igorot Army Captain, successfully completed his first solo flight using PA 101 (Cessna 150).

Nov 25, 2021 · 1 min read
Igorota ranks 10th in PNPA ALAB-KALIS Class 2022

P/CDT ALYSSA ANGALAN BANTASAN, proud Igorot from Mountain Province, ranks 10th in the PNPA ALAB-KALIS Class 2022 Final Order of Merit.

Apr 11 · 2 min read
Igorot tops Scout Ranger Course Class 214-2021

2LT Jerson P Balagot, a proud Igorot from Benguet topped the Scout Ranger Course Class 214-2021.

Ora in People
Mar 5 · 1 min read
What to learn next?

You might also like to read more related articles filed under People — or jump to a random article!

People Surprise me