he Philippine Military Academy (PMA) is the training school for future servicemen of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. It was established as an Officer's School of the Philippine Constabulary on February 17, 1905 at Intramuros, Manila, but was relocated on September 1, 1908 at Baguio City.
El PMA es la escuela de entrenamiento para los mecánicos futuros de las fuerzas armadas de las Filipinas.
HONORABLE AVELINO J CRUZ JR, Secretary of the Department of National Defense, troops the line with MGEN BALAOING (PMA Superintendent) and Cadet First Captain Bulao. Enlarge HONORABLE AVELINO J CRUZ JR, Secretary of the Department of National Defense, troops the line with MGEN BALAOING (PMA Superintendent) and Cadet First Captain Bulao. Contents [show]
* 1 History * 2 Mission * 3 Vision * 4 The PMA Curriculum * 5 Cadet Life * 6 Military Activities * 7 Athletic Activities * 8 Extra-curricular Activities * 9 Other Cadet Activities * 10 Cadet Corps Traditions * 11 Cadet Corps Organization * 12 Admission * 13 External links
The Philippine Military Academy began with the establishment of the Academia Militar on October 25, 1898 at Malolos, Bulacan by virtue of a decree issued by the first president of the young Philippine republic, General Emilio Aguinaldo. The Academia was a school that awarded its graduates regular commissions in the armed forces. The Academia existed up to 20 January 1899, when hostilities between the Americans and Filipinos erupted. GEN NARCISO L ABAYA, then Chief of Staff, AFP and His Excellency Francis J Ricciardone, US Ambassador, pose for a souvenir photo with the Brigade Staff during the 106th PMA Foundation Anniversary. Enlarge GEN NARCISO L ABAYA, then Chief of Staff, AFP and His Excellency Francis J Ricciardone, US Ambassador, pose for a souvenir photo with the Brigade Staff during the 106th PMA Foundation Anniversary.
On 17 February 1905, an Officer's School of the Philippine Constabulary (or Academy for Officers of the Philippine Constabulary, AOPC) was established at the Walled City of Intramuros in Manila. Three years later, on 01 September 1908, the school was relocated to Baguio City, initially at Camp Henry T Allen, and subsequently at Teacher's Camp. On 08 September 1926, the Philippine Legislature passed Act No. 3496 which renamed the school the ‘Philippine Constabulary Academy’ and lengthened its course from nine months to three years with provisions to strengthen the faculty and revise its curriculum
On 21 December 1936, Commonwealth Act No. 1 (also known as the National Defense Act) was passed. The Law formally created the Philippine Military Academy and authorized it to confer a Bachelor of Science degree on its graduates after they successfully complete the four-year course.
The outbreak of World War II in December 1941 disrupted training at the Academy. Classes 1942 and 1943 were graduated ahead of schedule, and its members were assigned to combat units in Bataan and other parts of the country. Many perished in the war. The Corps Mag is the official school organ of the PMA. Enlarge The Corps Mag is the official school organ of the PMA.
On 05 May 1947,