SOME 253 young men and women will join the ranks of the Philippine National Police (PNP) after their graduation from the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) “Masundayaw Class of 2016” on March 10 at Camp Mariano Castañeda in Silang, Cavite. PNP spokesman, Chief Supt. Wilben Mayor said the new batch is composed of 234 male and 19 female graduates. From them about 226 will join the PNP, 10 with the Bureau of Jail Management (BJMP) and 16 will be at the Bureau of Fire and Protection (BFP). This year’s batch is led by 24-year old Fire Cadet Felipe de Paz Alicando Jr., who is a recipient of the Presidential Kampilan award for topping the Masundayaw class and a plaque of merit (1st place). He is a son of a retired teacher and hails from Leyte province. Graduating second is Police Cadet Norman Cabangen Pentang from Itogon, Benguet who will receive the Vice President Kampilan Award and a plaque of merit. Placing third and to get the Secretary of the Interior and Local Government (SILG) Kampilan Award and plaque of merit (3rd Place) is Police Cadet Aldrin Sacayle Bagayao of Tabuk City, Kalinga. Other students in the top 10 slots are Police Cadet Fredwin Lazaro Sernio (4th); Fire Cadet Arianne Pespes Humiwat (5th); Police Cadet Mark Samuel Labastilla Romanillos (6th); Police Cadet Nicko Czar Gallener Magnaye (7th); Police Cadet Ric Batulan Alipio (8th); Jail Cadet Edo Bardaje Lobenia (9th); and Fire Cadet Arvin Jay Bongon Laguna (10th). The graduates will receive a degree of Bachelor of Science in Public Safety (BSPS) upon graduating, and will enter with the rank of Inspectors in their respective public safety bureaus.