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Tuesday, 22 December 2015 15:36



LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God…” (Deuteronomy 28:1-2, the Holy Bible).

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SCION OF DOMINGO-SAPALO FAMILIES TOPS PAF COURSE: Here is a news release from the Philippine Air Force (PAF) which is very close to my heart, and to the hearts as well of the family of my wife, former Judge Angelina Domingo Mauricio, because it involves one of their relatives who is succeeding in life beyond their wildest dreams. Read on:

“A female pilot of an F-27 Fokker aircraft of the 220th Airlift Wing, Capt. Martha Lissa Domingo Sapalo PAF, topped the 50- man-strong Squadron Officer Course (SOC) Class 2015-B, which was participated in by 47 Philippine Air Force, two Royal Malaysian Air Force, and one Indonesian Air Force, captains.

“Sapalo’s feat was disclosed during the graduation exercise for the course on  December 10, 2015 at Multi-Purpose Hall, Air Force Officer School (AFOS), Fernando Air Base, Lipa City, Batangas, with the Commanding General, Philippine Air Force,  Lt. Gen. Jeffrey F. Delgado AFP, as the guest of honor.

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YOUNG FEMALE PILOT BARES OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS: “SOC is a four-month course which is a pre-requisite for the enrolles to be promoted to the next higher rank of major. The objectives of the course are to train and provide the students with applicable skills, knowledge, and character on various fields like communication, military strategy, air power, leadership and management.

“The SOC Class 2015-B started last August 10, 2015 and completed the course on December 10, 2015, under the supervision of the Commandant of AFOS, Col. Samson L. Perez, PAF GSC.

“Based on the overall standing, the top three graduates were:  1. CPT MARTHA LISSA D SAPALO PAF- CG, PAF Award; 2. CPT MELVIN B COMIA PAF- Commander, AETC Award;3. CPT MICHAEL J MACASAET PAF - Deputy Commander, AETC Award.

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PAF GIVES FOUR CHOICE AWARDS TO TOP FEMALE PILOT: “Other achievements formally awarded during the graduation rites were: Distinguished Graduate Award: CPT MELVIN B COMIA PAF;  CPT CHRISTOPER G AYENZA; CPT CONNERY A MORALES PAF.  Best Debater: CPT CONNERY A MORALES PAF; Best Writer Award: CPT MARTHA LISSA D SAPALO PAF;  Best Speaker Award: CPT MARTHA LISSA D SAPALO PAF Academic Excellence: CPT MARTHA LISSA D SAPALO PAF.

“Honor Graduate Award: CPT LAMBERTO B BULLAN JR PAF; Athletic Excellence Award: CPT JAYSON B TAMONDONG PAF; Leadership Award: CPT MARTHA LISSA D SAPALO PAF;  Best Commandant’s Paper Award: CPT CRESTITO E TOLENTINO PAF, who authored a paper entitled, “Philippine Air Defense System”.

“In behalf of the entire SOC Class 2015-B, the CG,PAF made a symbolic pinning of SOC badge to CPT WALTER O CABATINGAN PAF as their Class President…” For the complete list of those who graduated from the course and some pictures of the graducation affair, please refer to my Facebook account,

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