From the Philippine News Agency (May 10): 300 PMA cadets set to visit Zamboanga City
Three hundred Philippine Military Academy (PMA) cadets are arriving here for a five-day tour starting tomorrow, Thursday, as part of the "PMA Southern Cruise."
The arriving PMA cadets are third year students or second class cadets who are scheduled to graduate in 2018.
A series of activities, including courtesy visits at the City Hall, Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), Naval Forces Western Mindanao Command, Edwin Andrews Air Base, Task Force Zamboanga and Police Regional Office-9, have been lined up for the cadets during their visit in the city.
Capt. Jo-ann Petinglay, Westmincom information officer, said there will be an interaction with students and silent drill when the PMA cadets will visit Camp Navarro on Friday, May 12.
There will be another silent drill to be held at the Paseo del Mar, where the cadets will showcase their finest movements in military marching and formation.
The cadets' other activities include the launching of "host parents" program, media guesting and booth displays in malls, among others.
The Southern Cruise is an annual activity intended to promote the PMA in the different areas of the country, as the academy seeks to recruit the best, brightest and fittest applicants for the military service.