As part of their Southern Tour, the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class Mabalasik 2019 visited the Jose Maria College (JMC) in Davao City to perform a silent drill routine last May 18, 2017.
Consisting of more than 300 cadets coming from different regions of the Philippiens, the tour is held annually in selected areas of the country to orient the Filipino community about the heart, mission, goal, and activities of the PMA.
The event was graced by Jose Maria College Founding President, Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy.
After an impressive drill that lasted exactly 45 minutes, the cadets held interaction activities with the students of JMC.
“This is to promote the Philippine Military Academy to the students of the Jose Maria College and also to entertain and showcase what we do inside the Academy,” explained Cdt Francis Ivan G. Dimatira, president of Class Mabalasik 2019.
Philippine Military Academy Spokesperson, Lt Cor Reynaldo Balido Jr., in a speech outlined the qualifications to join the Philippine Military Academy: One must be a high school graduate with a grade point average of 85%, aged between 17 to 21 years old and a height of 5’ for both female and male.
He also said that the Davao leg was the class’ third stop coming from Palawan and Zamboanga. The last stop, he says, will be Cebu City before the group returns to training.
Near the end of the program, Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy spoke to the PMA Class. He said, “I can see the future leaders of this country in you. The values of the PMA are the values needed by every Filipino. Keep up the good work and I pray to God that He will bless you and protect you.”
Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy was presented with a special token of appreciation in behalf of the Philippine Military Academy from PMA Superintendent, Lt Gen Donato San Jose.