Bloomberry foundation donates cadet barracks to PMA

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BLOOMBERRY Cultural Foundation, Inc. (BCFI) said it has turned over the new 5-storey cadet barracks to the Philippine Military Academy (PMA).

This is the second cadet barracks donated by BCFI, after the first was handed over to PMA in 2016.

The P335-million five-storey Regis Hall has a total of 68 bedrooms, and 52 study rooms, which can accommodate 480 cadets. It was named after 1Lt. Leopoldo B. Regis, Philippine Army, who served as a junior aide of the late President Ramon Magsaysay. He was one of the 24 who died with the President on March 17, 1957, after the Philippine Airforce C-47 Mount Pinatubo’s tragic crash in Cebu.

“The Regis Hall Cadet Barracks is another notable government-private sector collaboration aimed at upgrading the facilities of the PMA to enhance the institution’s capacity to hone and develop the country’s future soldiers and officers within time-honored PMA traditions,” BCFI said in a statement.

BCFI is the corporate foundation of Bloomberry Resorts and Hotels, Inc. (BRHI), the operator of Solaire Casino and Resorts.