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PMA valedictorian dies after bout with cancer

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By Joel Guinto
Last updated 01:28am (Mla time) 09/06/2007

MANILA, Philippines — The valedictorian of the Philippine Military Academy’s Mandrigmang Dangal ng Lahi (Mandala) Class of 2006, who has been battling liver cancer, died on Wednesday evening.

Philippine Air Force chief Lieutenant General Horacio Tolentino confirmed Air Force Second Lieutenant Ariel Toledo’s passing, but he could not give further details.

“Yes, he passed away at about 6:45 p.m.,” Tolentino said in a text message.

“Up to the last minute, he was trying to fight the cancer. The will to live was quite evident on him. I salute him,” he added.

Toledo’s cause of death was not immediately known. It was also not clear whether he expired at the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Center in Quezon City, where he has been confined.

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Wed+00:002007-09-05T13:55:01+00:00+00:0009b+00:00Wed, 05 Sep 2007 13:55:01 +0000 22, 2006 at 12:45 pm09

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  1. I salute the Valedictorian of PMA class 2006 (Mandala). Ariel Toledo… i witness personally the Graduation in Baguio. The msg. of the valedictorian was very inspired because of the past of his life and and sucrifice to his Family.. i admire him so much because we are the same in the situation of Life. Pero sayang ang akin idolo kulang ang tumulong skanya pra lng magamot xa….. Kng nasan man xa we know that he is Happy. We know that he suffer in his cancer. From: Tuguegarao City

    Fail to Join the PMA

    Thu+00:002007-09-13T03:18:48+00:00+00:0009b+00:00Thu, 13 Sep 2007 03:18:48 +0000 22, 2006 at 12:45 am09

  2. hi joel,

    Julie here, you can either post or hide my comments. it has nothing to do actually with the PMA class Toledo. I am not so good in technology so I just pick at random where to air my side.

    Sabban sent you a message saying I was not banned? and that I was fed at the war-room?

    First it was Dolorfino who confirmed that Sabban aired their side about me being banned as per instruction from CSAFP. That is why I called Bacarro to verify this. Dolorfino didnt even believed what Sabban said during their September 18, 2007 closed door meeting (but a hearing distance) at Tabiawan, Isabela City, Basilan.

    Second, yes they offered me food, but everyone inside the MESS Hall not War Room as Sabban claimed knew I didnt even asked for a glass of water. That has been my self imposed policy, never to take anything even a drop of water especially from sources that demand more than what you can do.

    I was inside the mess hall, while Roel Pareno of Philippine Star, Leila Vicente and cameraman Jovy Alcoran of ABS-CBN Zamboanga City and Terence Ko of AFP joined the Marine officers in a sumptuous meal as I was sipping my own baon, a bottle of fruit juice and a pack of Nacho chips.

    I was sitting in one of the couches (receiving area beside the television set) facing directly Sabban as he was seated beside Dolorfino. In fact Macatoon and the rest of his officers urged me to share the meal at the table but I informed them I am full.

    Ngayon, sana magsabi ako ng totoo, well why not asked Roel Pareno and the other reporters there. They know better.

    To Sabban, tama na ang twisting ng mga balita, enough is enough. Pati ba naman sa case ko magsisinungaling pa rin siya.

    With this Joel, I am resting my case, my conscience is clear.

    Julie Alipala

    Fri+00:002007-09-21T13:17:54+00:00+00:0009b+00:00Fri, 21 Sep 2007 13:17:54 +0000 22, 2006 at 12:45 pm09

  3. class mandala has most number of gays and bisexual


    Wed+00:002015-02-11T08:34:15+00:00+00:0002b+00:00Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:34:15 +0000 22, 2006 at 12:45 am02

  4. I miss u tito ariel.

    Jannelle Toledo Torres

    Mon+00:002015-11-09T14:04:00+00:00+00:0011b+00:00Mon, 09 Nov 2015 14:04:00 +0000 22, 2006 at 12:45 pm11

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