Marag Valley, Apayao, a former rebel stronghold in the Cordillera, has produced its first-ever Philippine Military Academy (PMA) graduate.
Nineteen Cordillerans are among the 214-strong graduates of the Philippine Military Academy "Bagsik-Diwa" Class of 2022.
Igorot Cadet 1CL Kevin John Pastrana from Baguio City is the Salutatorian of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class "Bagsik-Diwa" Class 2022.
Igorot Major General Romeo Brawner Jr. has been appointed as the new commanding general of the Philippine Army.
Rear Admiral Toribio Dulinayan Adaci Jr, Igorot from Ifugao, is Commander of the Naval Forces Western Mindanao.
Brigadier General Domingo B. Gobway, Igorot Commander of the 101st Brigade, 1st Infantry (TABAK) Division and Joint Task Force Basilan.