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22 Palaweños Pass the PMA Entrance Exams

Published: Thursday, 10 October 2013

Camp Gen. Artemio Ricarte, Puerto Princesa City – As more Palaweños are eager to join the Armed Forces of the Philippines, 22 out of the 177 applicants successfully passed the entrance examinations in the test conducted at the Holy Trinity University on August 25. The Philippine Military Academy (PMA) posted on its website (www.pma.ph) that nationwide, 11.89% passed the PMAEE in the simultaneous PMAEE conducted in several testing centers across the country.

 

In Palawan, 11 males and 11 females made it to the next phase of the selection process for PMA Cadetship which is the Complete Physical Examination (CPE) to be conducted at the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Center. Of the 22, two are from Bataraza, two from Aborlan, one from Roxas and the others from Puerto Princesa City.

According to the PMA site, the qualified PMAEE passers will go through medical, psychological and physical examination to determine their fitness to undergo the four-year military training in the Academy. After the series of examinations, the PMA Cadet Procurement Board will deliberate and select the most qualified candidates to compose PMA Class of 2018 who are expected to report to Philippine Military Academy on April 1, 2014 for the Oath-taking Ceremony and Reception Rites.

Being a PMA cadet gives an individual a noble privilege in serving the country. Upon admission to the Cadet Corps, Armed Forces of the Philippines, one is able to avail of a free college education with a well-rounded curriculum, as well as, receive monthly pay and allowances. After graduating from the Academy, he/she is guaranteed a progressive military career as an officer in the Army, Navy or Air Force.

Last year, almost five hundred candidates took the PMAEE in Palawan. Two of them are currently undergoing training as PMA cadets. ––END 

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