UNP Alumnus receives “The Social Science Plaque” award from the Philippine Military Academy’s Bagong Sinag Class of 2024

The University of Northern Philippines proudly celebrates the outstanding achievement of 2LT
Leo Ralph Q. Papagayo from Bantay, Ilocos Sur, as the recipient of The Social Science Plaque
from the Philippine Military Academy’ss Bagong Sinag Class of 2024.

UNP Alumnus and PMA fresh graduate 2LT LEO Ralph Q. Papagayo receives an award from
UNP President, Dr. Erwin F. Cadorna, alongside with VP Rolando Navarro, VP Albert Tejero, Dr.
Sheena Bestre, Dean of CCJE, 1LT Nestor B. Pajaro and ROTC Coordinator Ramon Opena.

He earned this award for achieving the highest overall rating in all courses offered by the
Department of Social Sciences. He is also one of the top performing cadets. Papagayo is the
Foxtrot Company Commander, demonstrating the values of Service, Integrity, and Nationalism,
and will soon join the Philippine Air Force. This significant milestone was graced by PMA
Superintendent LT. Gen. Rowen Tolentino, Commandant of Cadets Brig. Gen. Ramon Flores,
and Dean of Academics Brig. Gen. Jose Demar, recognizing Cadet Papagayo’s remarkable
journey of academic excellence and unwavering commitment to his studies.

The University of Northern Philippines has a strong track record of supporting its students in
achieving such honors through various initiatives, including comprehensive library services,
student support services, scholarships and financial assistance, campus security, and medical
services. These resources and the university’s dedication to quality education have enabled
students like Cadet Papagayo to excel and reach new heights in their academic pursuits.

Article by Rocelle Villanueva, Photos by Joel Tipon


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