/ 23 June 2022

EIGHTY-ONE new soldiers completed their six-month Candidate Soldier Course with the 5th Infantry Division.

The Kawal na Sinanay ng Isip, Galing, Lakas At Buhay Ang Nilaan Class 707-2021 consisted of 71 males and 10 females, Capt. Rigor Pamittan, spokesman for the 5th Infantry Division, said.

Pvt. Claudine Pasion, 20, a native of Solana, Cagayan, ranked first with a general average of 90.52 percent.

She was followed by Pvt. Joel Tabanganay Jr. of Tabuk City, Kalinga, with a general average of 92.26 percent.

Tabanganay was also the recipient of the Physical Fitness Proficiency Award.

The soldiers underwent rigorous training that challenged their physical and mental stability.