February 10, 2017

PH’s Military School: Philippine Military Academy

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  • The Philippine Military Academy (PMA) is the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) military school. Established in December 21, 1936 when the Commonwealth Act No. 1 was passed, the school seeks to be the training ground of the future officers of the AFP.


    PHILIPPINE MILITARY ACADEMY. Located in Baguio City. Image from Wikimedia Commons

    It has transferred to several locations in the country since it began in 1898 in Malolos, Bulacan. It was then relocated in Camp Henry T. Allen in Baguio City 3 years after the officer’s school of the Philippine Constabulary was established in Intramuros in 1905. As its last location, it reopened in May 1947 in its former location in Camp Henry T. Allen.


    CADETS IN LINE. Image grabbed from pma.ph

    In 1993, PMA was transformed into a ‘Tri-Service Academy,’ which teaches “branch-of-service-specific courses, preparing PMA graduates to be ‘field-ready,’ ‘fleet-ready’ or ‘squadron-ready’ upon their graduation.

    Both male and female students can enter into PMA. Qualifications include that you must be a naturally-born Filipino citizen, a minimum of 5 feet for both male and female, physically fit and of good mroal character, single and has never been married, at least High School graduate with 85% GPA, and at least 17 years old and not a day older than 22 on April 1 following the year of examination.

    To enter the academy, one must pass the PMA Entrance Exam (PMAEE) which is held in different testing centers nationwide. This test measures the ability of the students in subjects such as Math, English, and Abstract Reasoning. Qualified applicants will then go to the next phase of selection process by taking the Complete Physical Exam which includes medical, physical, and psychological exams.

    Want to know more about PMA? See more details below.


    Address: Philippine Military Academy, Fort del Pilar, Baguio City

    Contact: (074)-446-8002/ (074)-447-3690

    Website:  http://www.pma.ph

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