Supreme Court Junks Petition of Dismissed PMA Cadet

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Philippine Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed with finality the petition filed by Cadet First Class Aldrin Jeff Cudia in relation to his dismissal from the Philippine Military Academy (PMA).

SC spokesman Atty. Theodore Te said the high court denied the cadet’s motion for reconsideration that sought to reserve its February 24 decision, which affirmed Cuda’s dismissal from the PMA.

The SC ruled that the PMA did not violate Cudia’s right to due process when it dismissed the cadet for lying.

The SC found Cudia guilty of “quibbling” which constitutes “lying,” when he explained that he and his previous “class” were “dismissed” a bit late, causing his tardiness for his next class.

In February 2014, the PMA Honor Committee found Cudia guilty of lying about his reason for being late for a class, a violation that led to his dismissal from the academy.

The PMA, the PMA Honor Committee of 2014 and the PMA Cadet Review and Appeals Board, through the Office of the Solicitor General, filed their consolidated comment last June 17, 2014.

The comment was countered by Cudia’s mother Filipina in a reply on July 14 and later adopted by Renato Cudia.

“The Court had previously ruled in its February 24, 2015 decision against petitioner Cudia, upholding the action of the Philippine Military Academy in dismissing petitioner from the Philippine Military Academy,” Te said Tuesday.

The SC found Cudia guilty of “quibbling” which constitutes “lying,” when he explained that he and his previous “class” were “dismissed” a bit late, causing his tardiness for his next class. – BusinessNewsAsia.com

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