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2nd Lieutenant Rubenson Prajes Abgao is the 9th Placer of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Masidlawin Class of 2020. He is the third son of a farmer and habal-habal driver from Maliwanag, Baroy, Lanao del Norte who joined the Armed Forces of the Philippines. His younger brother was also recently admitted to the PMA's Class 2024.
An achiever in elementary and high school, Abgao was known to be a hardworking and diligent student. As a student, he helped his parents and worked in his father’s farm. According to him, he and his siblings had to help in planting rice to bring down overhead costs as the family had to keep up with loans.
Prior to joining the PMA, Rubenson went to college as a DOST scholar in the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) where he studied Computer Science for two semesters. Prior to moving to Iligan for college, he was a popular student and an achiever in high school. He was an outstanding student at the Lanao del Norte National Comprehensive High School (LNNCHS) in Baroy.