|Bicolano tops PNPA graduating class of 2014|
|Written by Liz Navera, Bicol Pulse|
|Friday, 21 March 2014 10:50|
Police Cadet Glenn Tabo Santelices, a young man from the province of Catanduanes in Bicol region, tops the Philippine Nation Police Academy (PNPA) graduating class of 2014.
The 25-year old Santelices from San Andres, Catanduanes is the son of PO3 Heide Santelices and Ma. Gracia Santelices.
He is the eldest of four siblings.
Santelices said that he dedicates his achievement for his family, who supported him in anyway.
Before entering the police academy, Santelices attended Claret seminary in Quezon City and finished Philosophy, where he graduated as cum laude.
On March 31, Santelices will lead the 201 graduates of Mandilaab Class 2014 on their 35th commencement exercise.
To attend the commencement exercises in Silang, Cavite is Governor Araceli B. Wong, who would like to show her support and personally congratulate Cadet Santelices and his family.
Earlier on, Cadet First Class Jheorge Llona and seven other Bicolano graduated with pride from the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) last March 16. Of the 222 graduates, Llona graduated at the top of their class as the valedictorian of Siklab Diwa Class 2014.
Llona, a farmer’s son, is from the municipality of Daraga in Albay province. He was accepted at the PMA in his second year, after taking up accountancy in Bicol University in his first year in college.
During their commencement exercise, the 22-year old Llona received the Presidential Saber from President Benigno Aquino III, as well as six other awards including the Philippine Air Force Saber.
Meanwhile, the Philippine National Police Academy was established under Section 19, Presidential Decree 1184, and became a primary component of the Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) pursuant to Section 67 of Republic Act No. 6975.
It was created to provide preparatory education and training of the three uniformed bureaus of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) namely: Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP).