A lady cadet from Tulunan, Cotabato romps off with the elite Athletic Saber Award of the Philippine Military Academy Sinag-Lahi Class Of 2015
Cadette 1st Class Jul Laiza Camposano is the fifth woman to receive such award since PMA started accepting female cadets in 1993. The award is given to the No. 1 in athletic related activities, intramurals and sports participation.
Camposano, who excels in marathon, said she did not expect to receive the athletic saber award. “Surprising nga din na ako yung athletic saber awardee kasi meron din naming taga
which is inate na sa kanila yung pagiging malakas, ” she said. Baguio
All the four female recipients of the Athletic Saber are from the Cordillera Administrative Region. The first lady “Tarzan” as they call the athletic saber awardees, is now Capt. Jessie Rose Bucalen of PMA Class 2002 who hails from Kalinga. The second was then Cadet First Class May Wangdali of Ambasing, Sagada, Mountain Province of PMA Class 2006 , followed by another Sagada lass, then Cadet 1st Class Janice Baniaga Matbagan of PMA Class 2011. Then Cadet 1st Class Zeporah Gabino Dalang from Tinoc, Ifugao bagged the same award in the PMA Bagwis Class of 2012.
The 24 year old looker used to play archery before venturing into running where she concentrated while in the academy. She has run in the Subic International Marathon, Quezon City International Marathon and North Face 100, among others. She also plays chess and arnis.
Camposano is among the 171 members of Sinag-Lahi Class of 2015 who will be graduating this Sunday, March 15 , with President Benigno Aquino III as guest of honor and speaker. She will be joining the Philippine Air Force.