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PMA cadet dies of heat exhaustion

A 19-year-old Philippine Military Academy (PMA) cadet died of heat exhaustion while on road run inside Marine Base Gregorio Lim in Ternate, Cavite last week, the military said Monday.

A military statement identified the victim as Cadet Fourth Class John Benedict C. Margin, from Binangonan, Rizal.

Members of the Cadet Corps of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (CCAFP) were at the Marine Base Gregorio Lim for the annual Joint Field Training Exercise (JFTX) as a culmination of their military summer class that started May 29 until June 6.

On May 30, members of the Cadet Corps who went on road run were already heading back to their bivouac area when Margin collapsed at around 4:45 p.m., the military statement said.

“He was immediately attended to by the medical team following the road run and was brought to the medical dispensary of the Marine base,” it added. (Elena L. Aben)