BAGUIO CITY — The Philippine Military Academy honored Saturday freshman cadet Mario Telan Jr., who was found at the bottom of the campus swimming pool.
Telan appeared to have drowned in the 15-feet deep campus swimming pool during his practical exam, according to Baguio City Police’s initial investigation.
The PMA earlier discounted the possibility of foul play in the cadet’s death but admitted that it observed some infractions and irregularities in the manner the swimming exercise was conducted.
The academy vowed to assist the family and give due military recognition to Telan.
The cadet’s family intends to bring home his remains to Enrile, Cagayan.
Telan’s death comes nearly 2 months after the fatal hazing of cadet Darwin Dormitorio.