BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 28 (PIA) -- Leonila Alivay and Jenilyn Calit were among the female young applicants who joined this year's Philippine Military Academy (PMA) entrance examination with the hope that they would be accepted in the PMA.
They have long been preparing for this event. However, they still worry about the possible result of the exam.
"I'm quite worried because many are taking the exam so there's is a slim chance of making it to the PMA, however, I'm still hopeful we will pass the exam," said Alivay.
"I'm hoping that all of us here could really take the exam. I'm confident I'll pass this exam," added Calit.
Major Jullester Canada, OIC-PMA Proctors, revealed that there is an increase on the number of female applicants this year compared to last year.
"A cadet will enjoy the noble privilege of serving the country, free college education, monthly salary and allowances, guaranteed job after graduation, and a progressive career as an officer in the Army, Navy or Air Force," Canada bared.
For Caraga with a total of 556 registered examinees, the PMA entrance exam was conducted at the Lope Asis Gymnasium in Bayugan City. Around 175 of these were from Butuan City.
The Philippine Army also accepted walk-in applicants provided they have the complete documents with them.
Strict health protocols were implemented by the Philippine Army, together with the LGU-Bayugan, hence, applicants were accommodated by batch for the four-day schedule from Sept. 23 to Sept. 26. And all applicants were required to undergo a rapid test. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)