The Philippine Military Academy (PMA), the premiere military school in the country, has set its entrance examination on Sunday, August 25, in various testing centers nationwide.
A candidate for admission in the entrance examination should be a natural born Filipino citizen, physically fit and of good moral character, single and have not sired/given birth to a child, at least 5 feet in height, at least 17 years old and not a day older than 22 years old on June 1, 2020, at least senior high school grade point average (GPA) of 85%, (grade 12 students may apply provided they will graduate from Senior High School before June 1, 2020), and no administrative or criminal case.
The examination covers Algebra and Geometry, grammar and composition, reading and comprehension, verbal and numerical reasoning, and pattern analysis.
The testing centers are the following: Laoag City – Northwestern Univesrsity; Tuguegarao City – Mamba Gym; Bontoc, Mountain Province – Mountain Province Polytechnic College; Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya – Nueva Vizcaya General Comprehensive High School; Baguio City – Yap Hall, PMA; Lingayen, Pangasinan – Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center; Cabanatuan City – Araullo Univesity; Tarlac City – Tarlac National HS – Annex; San Fernando City, Pampanga – Clark Air Base Gymnasium; HPAF, Villamor Air Base Pasay City -HPAF Gymnasium; Quezon City – Ramon Magsaysay Cubao High School; HPA, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City -HPA Gymnasium; Los Banos, Laguna – University of the Philippines – Los Banos; Lipa City – Air Education, Training and Doctrine Command; Lucena City – Quezon National High School; Naga City – University of Nueva Caceres Naga; Legaspi City – Naval Forces Southern Luzon; Puerto Princesa City – Palawan State University; Tanza Cavite – Headquarters, Army Reserved Command; Kalibo, Aklan – North Western Visayan College, Iloilo City – University of Iloilo; Bacolod City – STI West Negros University; Dumaguete City – Negors Oriental State University; Cebu City – University of Southern Philippines Foundation; Catbalogan City -8th Infantry Division, Philippine Army Gymnasium; Tacloban City – Eastern Visayas State University; Tagbilaran City – Holy Name University; Butuan City – Caraga State University; Cagayan De Oro City – University of Science and Tech of the Philippines; Iligan City – Iligan City National High School; Davao City – University of Mindanao -Bolton Street; Mati, Davao – Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology; Kidapawan City – Kidapawan Converntion Center; General Santos City – Lagao Gymnasium; Ozamis City – Mizamiz Universtity; Cotabato City – 6th Infantry Division, Philippine Army Gymnasium; Tacuron City – Tacurong City Gymnasium; Zambaoanga City – Western Mindanao Command Gymnasium; Dipolog City – DMC College Foundation; Tagum City, Davao – Tagum National Trade School and Pagadian City- Pagadian City Gymnasium.
Successful applicants will be full scholar of the government with free college education with a well-rounded curriculum. They will receive stipend while studying, and guaranteed a progressive military career as an officer in the Philippine Army, Philippine Navy or Philippine Air Force.
The education and training of a cadet in the Academy is characterized by the acronym CAMP which stands for Character, Academics, Military Skills and Physical Fitness. These serve as the pillars in developing a well-rounded cadets who will become future officers and leaders of the Armed Forces of the Philippines AFP). The CAMP is the blueprint of the present curriculum being implemented in the Academy.
Baguio City Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong, a member of PMA “Sandigan” Class of 1982, encourages the youth to join PMA and take advantage of free education and training in the academy designed to prepare cadets into becoming officers of the AFP and soldiers of the Filipino people and future leaders of the country.
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