It’s final: Supreme Court junks Cudia appeal

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The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday ruled with finality on the case of dismissed Cadet 1st Class Aldrin Jeff Cudia by junking his appeal for the release of his diploma and transcript of records from the Philippine Military Academy (PMA).

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During their en banc deliberations on Monday, the justices denied with finality the third appeal filed by Cudia’s parents in September.

With its ruling, the court has terminated the case, according to SC spokesman Theodore Te.

The Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) begged the high court to give Cudia “humanitarian consideration.” PAO Chief Persida Rueda-Acosta represented Cudia in the case.

Acosta said Cudia should be allowed to pursue his studies and continue with his life. Cudia’s father questioned the decision of Malacañang in June 2014 affirming the decision of the PMA and its Cadet Review and Appeals Board not to allow his son to join the graduation of the Siklab Diwa batch. Cudia was dismissed by the academy for lying.

Jomar Canlas

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  1. It is the PMA which should be sympathetic to Cudia and release his school records. What are they afraid of? What will they expect of Cudia, to start his education from 1st year of college? There is no sense here.

    • Yes they should give him his transcripts its pathetic to start again from 1st year college that is counter productive. He has been punished already don’t add more. He is enrolled in UP college of Law right? Let him finish Law and will see what happens next…. More power Cudia !