Duterte takes lead of PMA and PNPA online graduation ceremonies

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Philippine Military Academy’s (PMA) “Mabalasik” Class of 2019 Commencement Exercise/PNA File Photo

President Rodrigo Duterte led the graduation ceremonies of the Philippine Military Academy and the Philippine National Police Academy via teleconferencing. A first in the history of both institutions, done as adjustments to the new normal in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The president used the videoconferencing application Zoom in leading the ceremonies, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said.

“For now, ito ‘yung pinakauna-unahang pagkakataon na naka-Zoom o teleconferencing ang Presidente na mag-attend ng graduation,” Roque said.

[For now, this is the first time that the President will lead the graduation ceremonies via teleconferencing.]

The graduating classes of both PMA and PNPA have female cadets as their top students for the year.

House committees to hold hearings during break

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Spread the loveMANILA – The House of Representatives has authorized for its committees to conduct hearings during the five-week congressional break, extending until late April.