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March 19, 2008 / yolynne

Longer Hair for Female Cadets in the Philippine Military Academy

2008 as I have always felt will be a very good year for women who are active in different fields. Our voices are slowly being heard.

This article made me smile =)

PMA female cadets now allowed to sport longer hairBy Vincent Cabreza
Northern Luzon Bureau
First Posted 03:45:00 03/13/2008

FORT DEL PILAR, BAGUIO City—Only one female cadet will join this year’s top graduates of the Philippine Military Academy next week.

But when Cadet First Class Me-Ann Sinson of PMA “Baghawi” (Bagong Halaw ng Lahi or new breed of leaders) Class of 2008 receives the honor of graduating No. 3, she will be wearing her hair far longer than the female cadets who first graduated in 1997.

Chalk that up to the newly liberated world of a unisex military.

According to Maj. Gen. Leopoldo Maligalig, PMA superintendent, female cadets are now allowed to wear their hair long because people used to mistake them for men.

In 1993, Capt. Arlene Orejana-Trillanes, one of the first female graduates, was required to keep her hair from reaching her shoulders. But female cadets today can have hair long enough for a ponytail, provided they groom themselves well, Maligalig said.

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  1. Janette Toral / Mar 21 2008 4:37 pm

    Wow Yolynne. That is great news indeed. I think girls should be allowed to have longer hair naman. Although having short hair has its own advantage (less shampoo/conditioner).

  2. Jannie P. Rivera / Mar 17 2009 4:39 pm

    its better because of the looks for the feature of the next generation for the next female cadet!hahaha yipeeh i can join the female cadet in 2011!hahaha charing sana makapasa akoh ng entrance exam this august…T.Y.

  3. claudine / Jun 27 2009 10:05 am

    i don’t care about the hair,, hehe,, long or short basta mkapasa,,,hehehe

  4. marlon / Aug 16 2009 8:45 pm


  5. marlon / Aug 16 2009 8:46 pm

    hillo…class 2010(MAAP)

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