PMA affirms no hazing policy

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

FORT DEL PILAR -- The Philippine Military Academy (PMA) stressed the no hazing policy as it opens the annual entrance examinations.

PMA information chief Major Reynaldo B Balido Jr. said the strict implementation of the policy banning hazing in the academy ensures safety of incoming cadets.

Balido said those found violating the policy will be held liable and will be discharged from the military academy.


Balido said the PMA has not charged any cadet with the violation but stressed it will enforce academy rules if hazing incidence is proven to have occurred.

There will be 37 examination centers all over the country to administer the PMA entrance examinations aiming to welcome aspiring young men and women to join the Cadet Corps of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and eventually be a noble officer of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

PMA is looking for applicants, with its mission to instruct, train and develop cadets so each graduate possess the character, the broad and basic military skills and the education essential to the pursuit of a progressive military career, the academy guarantees that the future officers will be coming from the brightest candidates who will be screened on August 3.

An estimated 16,000 applicants nationwide will head to the different examination centers.

Last year a select 1,450 passed the recent Philippine Military Academy Cadet Qualification Test.

The next phase of the application is the physical examination conducted at the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Center where 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.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on August 02, 2014.

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