Twenty nine cadets from the Cordillera will be graduating as members of the Sandigan ng Mamamayan na may Sigasig na Itaguyod ang Kapayapaan at Ipaglaban ang Bayan (SANSIKLAB) Class of 2019 of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) during their upcoming graduation rites on March 22, 2019.
PNPA spokesperson Superintendent Byron Allatog said that of the graduating Cordillerans, 26 are males and 3 are females
He added that Cordillerans top the list of the 201-member graduating cadets which is composed of 154 males and 47 females.
Cadet first class Ferdinand Mark Haguiling Lagchana, 22, of Bato-alatbang, Mayoyao, Ifugao is the only Cordilleran who was able to land in the honor roll having landed in 4th place among the graduating cadets.
Lagchana’s proud parents are Marcelo Lagchana, a security guard while his mother is Virginia Haguiling, a nurse, who is already deceased. Lagchana is an undergraduate of the course Bachelor of Science in Criminology prior to entering the premier institution for police officers.
Allatog said that of the 201 graduating cadets, 138 will be joining the Philippine National Police, 41 will be joining the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and 22 will be joining the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP).
Originally, the 40th class of the Bachelor of Science in Public Safety was composed of 350 cadets but only 348 reported on the reception last May 1, 2015.
After the 45-days of transformation from a civilian to a cadet commonly known as the ‘breaking period,’ only 311 cadets were incorporated with the upperclassmen on June 17, 2015.
From the 298 recognized cadets, the number declined to 286 who were able to become the sheers of the corps of third class in rank. Among the 286 cadets, only 264 cadets passed through the challenge of being a second year and made it to become the ‘stewards of the corps’ or second class in rank.
With the 264 number of second class cadets, only 41 then became members of the elite organization known as the ‘slow drill platoon.’
Further, at the end of the stewardship, the 264 cadets decreased to 212 cadets and as part of the curriculum, before the 212 second class cadets can finally be declared as firs class cadets, they have to finish the training programs for their corresponding branch of service under the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), PNP, BJMP and BFP.
However, out of the 212 declared first class cadets, 11 of them ended their journey as cadets without having felt the privileges coupled with responsibilities as members of the ruling class.
President Rodrigo R. Duterte will be the guest of honor and speaker during the graduation rites of the cadets who will be conferred the degree of Bachelor of Science in Public Safety and will be eventually commissioned to serve their respective branches of service.