SC asked to reconsider ruling on Cudia’s dismissal from PMA

By on March 25, 2015


Cadet Aldrin Jeff Cudia did not graduate from the Philippine Military Academy for allegedly violating the PMA Honor Code. Photo from Facebook.
Cadet Aldrin Jeff Cudia did not graduate from the Philippine Military Academy for allegedly violating the PMA Honor Code. Photo from Facebook.

MANILA — The Supreme Court (SC) was asked on Monday to reconsider its ruling affirming the dismissal of Cadet 1st Class Aldrin Jeff Cudia from the Philippine Military Academy (PMA).

In a motion for reconsideration (MR) filed through his counsel, the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO), Cudia cited the alleged violations of his constitutional and human rights as the basis of his appeal.

He argued that he was deprived of his right to confront the witnesses against him.

He also claimed that he was deprived to present evidence and to have a fair and impartial trial.

Cudia also asked the SC to reexamine the findings of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR).

The camp of Cudia also urged the SC to order the conduct of an oral argument, especially so that he has decided to break his silence.

The affidavit of Cudia was attached to the MR wherein he stated the events involving his case since Nov. 14, 2013, the day when he came late for two minutes in his English Class, which was made as basis for his dismissal from the PMA.

The SC dismissed the petition of Cudia on Feb. 24, 2015.