Cardema will still serve as PMA adviser

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 03 2019 11:49 PM

MANILA - Although he resigned from his post as youth commissioner, Ronald Cardema will still serve as an adviser of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA).

PMA spokesperson Rey Afan said Cardema will keep his seat at the academy's Board of Advisers (BOA).

"Because we are the ones who asked helped from them, it is but right for us to continue implementing the BOA protocol to all its members," he said.

The board is selected by the academy’s management body to serve a 2-year term and to provide counsel in the institution. It is composed of members from different sectors, such as youth, education, and legislation.

"He was selected to help us because he was representing the youth. So, even if he is not anymore in the National Youth Commission, he may still represent the youth in his own capacity,” Afan said.

Cardema was dismissed as a cadet of the PMA more than a decade ago for absence without leave.

Cardema recently resigned from his post after deciding to represent the Duterte Youth party-list group.

His bid to represent the youth group has drawn criticism as he is 33, three years over the age limit for youth representation.

The Comelec en banc has yet to resolve Cardema's plea, which is facing 10 oppositions. - Report from Michelle Soriano, ABS-CBN News