Friday, March 13, 2015

Cotabato lass is PMA Class 2015’s “Tarzan”

From the Philippine Information Agency (Mar 13): Cotabato lass is PMA Class 2015’s “Tarzan”

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 Baguio  which is inate na sa kanila yung pagiging malakas, ” she said.

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.

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