BAGUIO CITY – The Philippine Military Academy (PMA) on Friday announced that the entrance examination this year for applicants wanting to join the uniformed service has been moved to a later date.
Based on its official social media account, the academy said that the PMA Entrance Examination (PMAEE) 2021 scheduled from August 16 to September 19, 2021 was modified.
"The PMAEE will be administered from 02 September to 02 October 2021," it said.
The academy has identified 10 testing centers on September 2 to 4 at Tabuk City, Bontoc Mountain Province, Tuguegarao City, Gamu Isabela, Bayombong Nueva Vizcaya, Laoag City, Vigan City, Cabanatuan City, Tarlac City, Legazpi City, Naga City, Lucena City, Lipa Batangas, Los Banos Laguna, Sangley Point Cavite and Clark Pampanga.
On September 16 to 18, the PMAEE will be held in Davao City, Tagum City, Mati Davao Oriental, Bayugan City, Cagayan de Oro City, Cotabato City, Kidapawan City, Tacurong City, General Santos City, Zamboanga City, Pagadian City, Dipolog City, Ozamis City, Iligan City, San Jose Occidental Mindoro, Phil. Army headquarters at Fort Bonifacio, Philippine Air Force headquarters at Villamor Air Base, Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City, Puerto Princesa City, Baguio City, and Lingayen in Pangasinan.
The last examination schedule will be from September 30 to October 2 at Kalibo Aklan, Iloilo City, Bacolod City, Dumaguete City, Catbalogan City, Tacloban City, Tagbilaran City, Cebu City, and Manila.
The academy administration said that the change in schedules is to avoid problems that may be encountered by examinees whose residences are in higher community quarantine classifications.
"The IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force) guidelines published last July 29 raised the risk-level classifications of provinces, highly urbanized cities (HUCs), and independent component cities (ICCs) where some of the PMAEE testing centers were affected," it said.
It also said that the cadet recruitment and admission no longer accept online applications as well as mailed applications.
"Interested applicants who were not able to submit may still take the PMA Entrance Examination as walk-in applicants," it added.
Aspiring of the country's premier military institution must be a natural-born Filipino citizen, physically fit and of good moral character, single and has never been married nor pregnant nor have a legal obligation to support a child or children, at least Senior High School graduate, no administrative or criminal case, at least 5 feet in height for both male and female, at least 17 years old and not more than 22 years old on June 1 of the year of admission.
A cadet receives the following benefits and privileges: free college education with a well-rounded curriculum, monthly pay, and allowances, progressive career as an officer in the Army, Air Force, or Navy, specialized professional training for military, exceptional training, and billeting facilities with all training requirements provided.
Foremost, a PMA cadet will have the chance to have the noble profession of serving the country. (PNA)