CREAM OF THE CROP

CREAM OF THE CROP. Cadet 1st Class Dionne Mae Apolog Umalla of Allilem, Ilocos Sur leads the 263-strong graduates of the Philippine Military Academy “Mabalasik” Class of 2019. She is the fifth woman to graduate as valedictorian since the academy accepted female cadets in 1993. Four other female cadets made it to the top 10. The graduation ceremony was held yesterday, May 26, at the Philippine Military Academy, Fort Del Pilar, Baguio City. (photo by Redjie Cawis/PIA-CAR)