Academy News Updates and Announcements

1,475 PMA Cadet Aspirants to hurdle next phase of PMA Selection Process

     FORT DEL PILAR – The Philippine Military Academy (PMA) announced today that 1,475 examinees out of 15,502 (9%) applicants successfully passed the PMA Entrance Examination conducted last August 20, 2017 in 40 testing centers nationwide.

     Nine hundred ninety six (996) males and four hundred seventy nine (479) females, made it to the next phase of the selection process for PMA Cadetship which is the Complete Physical Examination (CPE) to be conducted at the Armed Forces of the Philippines Health Service Command (AFPHSC) at V Luna Road, Quezon City.

     The 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 2022 who are expected to report to Philippine Military Academy on April 1, 2018 for the Oath–taking Ceremony and Reception Rites.

     Being a PMA cadet gives an individual a noble privilege in serving the country. Upon admission to the Cadet Corps, Armed Forces of the Philippines, one is able to avail of a free college education with a well–rounded curriculum, as well as, receive monthly pay and allowances. After graduating from the Academy, he/she is guaranteed a progressive career as an officer in the Army, Navy or Air Force.

     See complete list of passers here.

PMA to conduct entrance exam simultaneously in forty (40) exam centers nationwide on
August 20, 2017

      Fort Del Pilar, Baguio City – The Philippine Military Academy will be conducting the PMA Entrance Examination on AUGUST 20, 2017 in forty (40) examination centers all through-out the country. The PMA Entrance Exam is the first stage in the selection process for cadetship in the premier leadership training school in the country.

      PMA Cadets enjoys a full government scholarship. It means, they do not have to pay any single centavo during the entire years of training in the Academy where they will earn a Bachelor of Science Degree. They are also commissioned as 2LT and Ensigns in the Armed Forces of the Philippines upon graduating from the Academy.

      This year marks the initial batch of Grade 12 students under the K to 12 Basic Education Program who will be graduating by 2018. They will be allowed to take the PMAEE provided that they will graduate before 01 April 2018. PMAEE applicants will also come from college-level students and 4th-year High School graduates of the old curriculum.

      PMA is at the forefront of the AFP modernization program because its graduates are the ones to lead the Armed Forces in the years to come. As such, Cadets are at the receiving end to the state-of-the-art training facilities and equipment in PMA.

  1. Model classrooms
  2. New cadet barracks (student dorms)
  3. Computer rooms
  4. Simulation rooms
  5. Fitness center
  6. PMA Station Hospital

      Requirements for admission in the Philippine Military Academy are the following:

  1. Natural-born Filipino citizen,
  2. Minimum 5 feet for both male and female,
  3. Physically fit and of good moral character,
  4. Single and has never been married,
  5. High school graduate. Senior High School Students (Grade 12) may apply provided that they will graduate before 01 April 2018
  6. No administrative/criminal case, must pass the PMAEE, and should have been born from April 01, 1996 to April 01, 2001.

      Successful applicants will compose the PMA Class 2022 who will be officially received in the Academy in an Oath-Taking Ceremony and Reception Rites on April 01, 2018.

(NB. Application Forms can be downloaded from For more information, call (074) 447-3686, (074) 447-2632 local 6751, 6752, Smart – 0928-432-5578, Globe – 0906-546-6989, or write the Office of Cadet Admission, Philippine Military Academy, Fort General Gregorio H del Pilar, 2602, Baguio City.)

PMA and IDAFA continue ties through Cadet Exchange Visit Program

The delegates from IDAFA with the Assistant Superintendent, BGen Emmanuel B Salamat AFP and the Commandant of Cadets, BGen Noel S Clement AFP during their visit at the Academy.

     Fort del Pilar, Baguio City – Five cadets and two officers from the Indonesian Defense Air Force Academy (IDAFA) headed by LtCol Soni Irawan visited the Philippine Military Academy last September 14-16, 2016 as part of the Philippines-Indonesia Cadets Exchange Visit Program (PHIL-INDO CEVP).

     Hosted by both the Philippine Air Force (PAF) and the Indonesian Air Force (IDAF), the PHIL-INDO CEVP is an engagement between the two (2) Air Forces through the exposure to respective Air Force Cadet Training and observation of each country’s vast heritage and culture. Started three years ago, the program also includes observation of best practices which can be applied to respective Air Force system to enhance both Air Force organizations and training. The program is pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Philippines and the Government of Indonesia signed on 27 August 1997 by the Secretary of National Defense and Minister of Defense and Security, respectively, that explores cooperative activities in field training relative to Defense and Security.

The delegates from PMA with the IDAFA Officers.

     During the Indonesian delegates’ stay in the Academy, they were immersed with the PMA cadets’ daily activities and had the chance to observe the conduct of classroom instructions. Interactions with their contemporary Aero Cadets in the Academy were also arranged which provided an avenue for meaningful discussions of their future roles in their respective Air Forces.

     Similarly, PMA cadets and Officers also had their share of learning when they visited the Indonesian Air Force Academy last 19-22 September 2016. The visit of the PMA delegation was a rich experience for the cadets and officers as this provided them with the rare opportunity to witness firsthand the education and training conducted by the IDAFA. Aside from this, the delegates were also immersed with local culture and visited some significant historical sites like the Borobudur Temple, Dirgantara Museum and the Yogyakarta Palace.

     It can be noted that Indonesia and the Philippines have close allies and both have supported each other’s policies in the region, as well as in upholding democracy and the rule of law in the South China Sea. Since the diplomatic ties officially established in 1949, Indonesia and Philippines enjoy cordial bilateral relationship in the spirit of international cooperation.