PMA entrance exam set on Sunday

THE Philippine Military Academy (PMA) is set to hold its entrance exam on Sunday in 10 testing centers in Mindanao.

In an announcement emailed to various media outlets, the testing centers in Mindanao will be placed in the following cities: Davao, Mati, General Santos, Cotabato, Tacurong, Zamboanga, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Ozamis Oriental, and Iligan.

Residents of Davao Region can take the exams at University of Mindanao in Matina, Davao City, and the Davao Oriental State College in Mati City.

Requirements for admission: At least 5 feet but not taller than 6'4" both for male and female, natural-born Filipino citizen, physically fit, has good moral character, single and has never been married, at least high school graduate, at least 17 years old not a day older than 22 years, no any administrative/criminal case, and must pass the PMA entrance exam.

To address one of the issues that usually deters interested applicants from entering the academy, the PMA said it has made a firm stand on its policy against maltreatment in the cadet corps-Armed Forces of the Philippines (CCAFP).

Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) public information officer Captain Alberto Caber said the PMA advocates zero tolerance to maltreatment and is implementing a no-maltreatment policy among the cadets, as it adheres to the respect of human rights, and observance of the principles of International Humanitarian Law and the rule of law.

Applicants who will pass the examination will undergo physical examination at PMA Baguio City, and will be admitted in the academy granted with full scholarship and will receive salary and allowances while studying for four years.

The successful applicants will compose the PMA Class 2020 who will be officially received in the Academy in an Oath-Taking Ceremony and Reception Rites on April 01, 2016. Caber said the applicant forms can be downloaded from www.pma.ph. or they could also apply through the website. (ICT)

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