• Supreme Court junks PMA cadet’s appeal

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    The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal of Cadet 1st Class Aldrin Jeff Cudia to be allowed to graduate after he questioned his dismissal from the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) in March last year.

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    During their deliberations in Baguio City, SC justices threw out the motion for reconsideration filed by Cudia for lack of merit.

    Cudia, who recently passed entrance examinations at the University of the Philippines College of Law, will not be given a chance to push with his studies because of the SC decision.

    The SC en banc, through Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta, affirmed its earlier findings against Cudia in its ruling on February 24, 2015.

    No new arguments were found by the SC to warrant the reversal of its decision.

    The tribunal also junked a plea for oral arguments.

    Cudia was not allowed to graduate after he was accused of lying and violating the Honor Code of the PMA.

    The SC said the PMA did not violate Cudia’s right to due process since “minimum standards of fairness were met” in investigating and dismissing him.

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