WATCH: PMA valedictorian marries college sweetheart after graduation rites

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Posted at Mar 18 2018 07:46 PM | Updated as of Mar 19 2018 08:48 AM

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MANILA - After the graduation rites on Sunday, the valedictorian of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class of 2018 went straight to church to marry his college sweetheart. 

Cadet First Class Jaywardene Galilea Hontoria, who topped 282 mistahs of the "Alab Tala" Class of 2018, said this was a fulfillment of a promise he made to his love, Loura fe Dillera.

Hontoria, a son of a farmer from Pavia in Iloilo, earlier received a house and lot as a gift from real estate tycoon and former Senate President Manny Villar. 

This is the first time that a PMA graduate received such a gift from a public official, according to PMA information officer Lt. Col. Reynaldo Balido.