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72 PMA cadets to join PAF

At least 72 of 285  cadets who will graduate from the Philippine Military Academy’s  “Alagad ng Lahing Binigkis ng Tapang at Lakas” or Alab-Tala Class of 2018  will join the Philippine Air Force (PAF).

Lt.  Gen. Galileo Gerard Kintanar Jr.,  PAF’s commanding general,  hosted a dinner reception last week at the PAF Aerospace Museum at Villamor Air Base in Pasay City to welcome the aerocadets who were introduced to the commanders and other PAF staff.

Of the 72 new PAF officers, 19 are female. The PAF gave the cades their service pistol, initial clothing allowance, and first-month salary.

Photo by the Philippine Air Force

The PMA “Alab-Tala” Class of 2018 is scheduled to graduate in March 2018 at Fort Gregorio Del Pilar in Baguio City.

In a related development, the PMA said 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.


A total of 996 males and 479 females made it to the next phase of the selection process for 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.

The PMA Cadet Procurement Board will then 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.#