Female cadet from Batangas is PNPA Class 2024 topnotcher

By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan

April 18, 2024, 2:14 pm

<p><em>(Photo courtesy of PNPA)</em></p>

(Photo courtesy of PNPA)

MANILA – A female cadet from Lian, Batangas would lead the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) "Layag-Diwa" Class 2024, composed of 223 cadets.

Police Cadet Ma. Camille Cabasis will receive the Presidential Kampilan Award as the valedictorian in Friday's graduation rites at the PNPA headquarters, Camp General Mariano N. Castañeda in Silang, Cavite, to be led by President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. and PNP chief Gen. Rommel Francisco Marbil.

Ma. Camille, the only daughter of Edwin and Lucena Cabasis, was already an achiever before she entered the PNPA, having graduated cum laude at the Batangas State University with a degree in criminology.

She also passed the board exam in 2019 and became the topnotcher in Calabarzon.

In a video interview over Pulis News Network, Ma. Camille said she sold siopao to sustain her expenses in school.

She was also a Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) officer in college.

“Hindi tayo babae lamang, kung di babae na may magagawa sa lipunan (We are not just women. We are women who can contribute to society),” she said.

The PNPA "Layag-Diwa" Class 2024, composed of 182 males and 41 females, will form part of the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).

Out of this number, 198 would join the PNP, 12 would serve the BFP while 13 would augment the ranks of the BJMP. (PNA)