FORT DEL PILAR, BAGUIO CITY - For years, Philippine Military Academy has prided itself in sending cadets to the different Service Academies in the United States. Just recently, the Academy sent another promising PMA cadet to the prestigious United States Military Academy to join Class 2017 in the person of CDT DON STANLEY CASTILLO DALISAY. Cadet Dalisay, who hails from Batangas, has been a consistent achiever since his elementary and high school years where he graduated as valedictorian. Before his entry to the PMA, Cdt Dalisay attended college at the University of the Philippines (Manila) from SY 2007-2011, finishing a degree of BS Public Health. As a cadet, Cdt Dalisay excelled in Public Speaking and Debates, where he was recognized as Best Debater and Best Speaker in the competitions he joined.
This year, three PMA cadets graduated from the different Service Academies – CDT THEODORE CARL B QUIJANO, United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), CDT CHINNA LOUISSE E SALIO, United States Naval Academy (USNA) and CDT FLOREN P HERRERA, USMA. Cdt Quijano marched with honors during his graduation for belonging in the Superintendent’s List (Dean’s List, Commandant’s List and Athletic List). Further, Quijano is the only Filipino so far who achieved the maximum possible score in the PFT in the said Academy. On the other hand, Cdt Salio was the only Filipino graduate in Annapolis Class 2013. She is a champion marksman in her class and has a brother in the same Academy who is expected to graduate in 2016. The entry of Cdt Dalisay in USMA makes the total of six PMA cadets in the US Service Academies.
The Philippine Military Academy believes in what the Filipino youth can achieve given the right opportunity to hone their potentialities. PMA is one institution in the country whose mission is to develop the youth’s holistic aspect of personality – mind, heart, soul and the rest of the faculties. This foundational training regimen enables the cadets to be better prepared in meeting the challenges once they graduate from PMA and other foreign military academies and formally assume the responsibility of leading units in the Armed Forces of the Philippines .