PMA cadet examination set in Bicol amidst pandemic
LEGAZPI CITY, August 24 (PIA)—The Philippine Military Academy (PMA) will adopt a “new normal” in conducting its entrance exam for enlisting cadets in Bicol come August 26 to 29 here in Legazpi City, Albay.
“The objective of this examination is to choose from among our youth the best and the brightest, to become future leaders of the Armed Forces of the Philippines,” Major Aldrin Abique of Philippine Army, Team 3 PMA Entrance Exam 2020 officer-in-charge, said.
He added that they will be strictly implementing the health protocols and standards such as wearing of face shield and facemask, and social distancing to ensure the safety of the examinees.
“They [applicants] are also required to submit their medical certificate and they need to secure a travel pass from their barangay which allows them to move from their house to the testing center,” Abique said.
He also explained that there will be a separate batch of examinees for morning and afternoon to ensure the physical distancing. The processing time will start at 6:00 in the morning and the exam will begin at 9:00 AM for the morning batch.
Meanwhile, the time schedule for the afternoon batch will start at 1:00 PM. Abique said the applicants who registered online may check their schedule at the official website of PMA.
“We will still accept walk-in applicants. They just need to ensure that they bring with them the complete requirements,” he stated.
Abique said the requirements aside from medical certificate and travel pass include the duly accomplished application form, photocopy of birth certificate, photocopy of transcript of record or report card, id picture in white background and pencil.
Qualified applicants are those 17 to 22 years old natural born Filipino citizen, physically fit and of good moral character, single, at least high school graduate, has no administrative or criminal case, and has a minimum height of five feet for both male and female.
Those who will pass the screening will get free college education with a well-rounded curriculum, monthly salary and allowances, guaranteed job after graduation and a progressive career as an officer in the army, navy or airforce.
“It is a privilege to serve our country. So, we are inviting those qualified applicants to take the examination for PMA cadet, and reach your dream,” Abique stated.
Meanwhile, there will be also a PMA cadet examination in Naga City scheduled on September 2 to 5, 2020. (PIA5/CEB)