June 4, 2023

The Philippine Military Academy is preparing for the arrival of 350 cadets who will compose Class 2024 under the existing guidelines of the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) on Covid-19. 

Marine Cpt. Cheryl Tindog, PMA information officer, said the PMA is ensuring that all guidelines in accordance with the IATF protocols, such as the conduct of Real-Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test and mandatory quarantine will be fully implemented.

The incoming cadets were directed to report to the Unified Command headquarters nearest their respective residences on May 31 and would undergo RT-PCR swabbing and mandatory quarantine prior to their travel to the Academy, Tindog said.

All those who will be medically-cleared will travel to Fort del Pilar for the reception rites. They will be separated from the rest of the members of the Cadet Corps upon arrival at PMA.

Tindog added all measures based on Covid-19 prevention protocols and scientific studies will be continuously observed in all training and education aspects to ensure the safety and health of all cadets and the entire PMA community.

To date, PMA remains closed to the public in efforts to keep the institution Covid-19-free. – Joseph B. Zambrano