SC rejects Cudia’s petition

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The Supreme Court (SC) has rejected the petition of 1st Class Cadet Aldrin Jeff Cudia who was refused by the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) from graduating.

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This was after the SC Third Division denied the issuance of a temporary restraining order (TRO) which could give Cudia a chance to be included into the graduate list.

Instead, the SC ordered the respondents Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the PMA to submit their explanation on the petition filed by Cudia.

The respondents were given a period of 10 days from notice within which to comment on the same and they will be represented by the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG).

In a petition for certiorari, prohibition and mandamus filed before the SC last Friday, Cudia asked the SC to issue a TRO or a “status quo ante order” against the PMA which could have allowed him to graduate last Sunday or be included in the list of graduates.

He also sought the SC’s intervention to give him the honors and awards he deserves.

“[prayer to]Include 1st Class Cadet Aldrin Jeff Cudia in the list of graduating class of Siklab Diwa 2014 if all the material requirements for his baccalaureate degree have been completed in time for 16 March 2014 commencement exercises,” the petition said.

He also prayed to the SC “to Commission Cadet Aldrin Jef P. Cudia as the new ensign of the Philippine Navy if all the material requirements for his baccalaureate degree have been completed in time for 16 March 2014 Commencement exercises.”

Cudia also asked the SC “to issue a writ of certiorari declaring the proceedings done by the Honor Committee as ultra vires and null and void as an exercise of grave abuse of discretion”.

He was expelled because of lying after he came late to class. PNA

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