Prospective suitors would need to fill out a 50-100 page permission form in order to date this year’s top graduating cadet from the Philippine Military Academy, according to the father of Cadet First Class Krystlenn Ivany Quemado.
Army Col. Nicasio Quemado Jr. presented it partly as a joke when Cadet Quemado and her older sister were in their teens, according to mother Loveleih Quemado, who attended PMA’s first in-person commencement exercises today, Sunday (May 15), since the coronavirus pandemic broke out in 2020.
Kylie, her 17-year-old son, had traveled all the way from Koronadal City with her and Col. Quemado.
“The form says permission to date my daughter. Do you have a car? What’s your salary?… No one returned the forms,” she said laughing.
Mrs Quemado is the Dean of Arts and Sciences at Marbel University’s Notre Dame, where Cadet Quemado studied.
“But I am not worried,” she said. Mrs. Quemado said she and Col. Quemado taught their four children “to act responsibly.”
Cadet Quemado described herself as a “empowered” woman.
President Duterte will commission Cadet Quemado as a junior officer in the Philippine Navy.