BY MORTZ C. ORTIGOZA
I was amused to see that some generals probably retired and active who were mostly alumni of the elite Philippine Military Academy have passionate intellectual conversations cum posts on my column’s Filipino Cadets Bare Sad Plights at West Point I posted at the community page of social media’s Face Book SAF: Medal of Valor Awardees.
The post was about a cadet at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York City who deplored his and his fellow cadet’s financial plights there.
That grumbling had been accentuated by a Filipino cadet from a military academy in South Korea who narrated their lamentable financial state there.
I will just quote the excerpts of the main complaints of the cadets in West Point and in South Korea for brevity so you can go to the comments of these star ranks.
But if you want to read the whole story you can click here and return to this blog for those informative comments from the generals.
PINOY CADET IN WEST POINT: USMA Second Class Cadet Jesson Peñaflor said that he and his co- West Point, New York based cadet have to pay each $2,000 (P105, 270.00) their education and training supplies and equipment at USMA before they trudge their four years military and academic courses”.
“Since West Point has not accepted a Filipino cadet for two years in a row now. I just hope that at the next time West Point does (accepts another Filipino) the government could just help with a plane ticket for a vacation even just once in all his four years, sir,” Peñaflor retorted.