The Philippine Military Academy (PMA) is going to have its fourth female valedictorian this year with 1st class Rovi Mairel Martinez of the PMA Class Salaknib. She’s graduating at the crème of the crop on March 12, along with 7 other females who made the cut in the Top 10 roster of their batch. The 22-year-old first class cadet owes her success to her fellow mistahs and to her mother who encouraged her to “prove them wrong.”
When it comes to beauty and wit, Filipinas are undeniably on a roll. There’s Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, whose never-say die attitude enabled her to face the world, or the Universe rather, confidently, beautifully, and with a heart. Add to that her advocacy on combating HIV-AIDS. Meanwhile, there’s also Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa, a staunch advocate of mental health, and Miss World 2013 Megan Young, who gave the country its first Miss World title.
It is perhaps her au naturale demeanor in portraying every role that led Jaclyn Jose to win the Best Actress Award in the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. She basically owned her role as in Brillante Mendoza’s “Ma’ Rosa.”
Janelle Frayna is now touted as the Philippine’s first Woman Grandmaster in chess after enduring the 42nd World Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan last year. Frayna is a 20-year old psychology student of Far Eastern University.
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