Highest-ranking PMA cadet quits post over Dormitorio's death
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines â The highest ranking cadet of the Philippine Military Academy left his post following the death of 20-year-old Cadet 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio. Cadet 1st class Ram Michael Navarro, has resigned from his post as cadet corps brigade commander of PMA Masidlawin Class of 2020, citing command responsibility. The highest ranking cadet will be replaced by Cadet 1st Class Marion Dale Cordova, effective Thursday, said the outgoing PMA public affairs office chief Major Renan Afan. Afan clarified that Navarro only resigned from his post as the highest military commander in the cadet corps and as class baron but would remain as a cadet. PMA Superintendent Lieutenant General Ronnie Evangelista and PMA Commandant of Cadets Brigadier General Bartolome Bacarro also resigned due to the incident, citing command responsibility.