It’s that time of the year again when a lot of applicants want to download application forms from the premiere institutions in the Philippines. Most often, applicants cram and try to download application forms at the same time in the last minute resulting in the website of PNPA, PMA, and PMMA experiencing a crash or gridlock with nobody being able to download application forms in due time.
To avoid too much crowding in one site, I have here made available the specific sites where you can download application forms from the big 3. you may have already an idea where to apply but it is advisable to apply to these big 3 and should you pass all of them, then just decide where you prefer to join.
They are considered as the best in terms of military training and graduates of this institution become future generals of the AFP. Graduates of this institution get assigned to Navy, Army, and Air Force. This is part of their “Tri-Service” training and graduates are made ready to be assigned to any of the 3 branches of the AFP.
The PNPA has seen a meteoric rise in terms of number of applicants in the past few years. The training is much like the PMA but their graduates will not perform military duties as their primary goal is to secure internal peace and order. Graduates of this prestigious institution are assigned to PNP, BJMP, BFP
This is the premiere Maritime Academy of the Philippines. The training is also military oriented with their graduates becoming officers in the commercial maritime industry or Coast guard among others.
Application forms site :
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NOTE : For PNPA in particluar, if the above site could not load please visit this site and download the application form.
Finally an announcement was made about the successful applicants who will comprise the PNPA Class of 2016. Out of the remaining 800 applicants who took the PFT and medical exams, the number was trimmed further to 350. Successful candidates are required to report on April 30 for the orientation and on May 1, 2012 for reception. The previously announced 3-day in-house training as part of orientation it seems will no longer be applied.
there used to be reserve of 50 additional applicants who will be tapped should some of those accepted decide to back-out during the initial stages of the training. It is not known if the magic 350 is already the quota needed by the Academy and that another 50 applicants whose names were not announced are on stand-by. This is because an earlier announcement was made that 400 of the remaining 800 candidates will be taken in by the Academy.
At any rate, Good luck to all those who passed and for those who did not, there is another chance this year as the PNPA exams like the PMA is given on a yearly basis.
It’s almost the end of the month now and the applicants for PNPA Class 2016 passers of the PFT and Medical exams have not yet been announced as of this writing. Lots of hopefuls are crossing their fingers and hoping as well as praying that they be included in the final 400 trainees who will constitute the PNPA class of 2016. What could be the reason behind the delay is perplexing because the leadership announced during the last stage of exams that the trainees will be given 3-day in-house training prior to their official admittance to training on May 1, 2012.
The seeming delay in the release of results may require the PNPA leadership to adjust the date for the 3-day training as well as the May 1 reception of Cadet Trainees. Whatever happens, good luck to all the hopefuls. Make your family, relatives and friends proud. To those who will not make it, do not despair especially if you’re still young. The exams are given yearly and you have the opportunity to join the Academy as long as you are below 22 years of age.
More than 20,000 applicants took the PNPA Cadet application last October of 2011 and out of the said number, only a little over 1500 passed the qualifying exams. With less than 10% of the total applicants passing, it makes the PNPA exams even harder than passing the Bar exams. The qualifiers underwent neuro-psychiatric tests last December 29, January 4 &5.
After the neuro exam, the candidates will further be trimmed to 600. That means 900 of them will not be able to reach the next stage which is the physical and medical examinations slated sometime in April or May. Those who will pass the physical exam will still have to hurdle the interview and after all is finished, the Academy will take in a total of only 350 with the last 50 acting as reserve just in case there will be quitters from the top 300.
The PNPA has become such a major educational and training institution that a lot of parents want their sons and daughters to earn a degree and become officers of either the PNP, BJMP, or the BFP later on. Candidates who will ultimately be admitted will receive a monthly salary of almost P25,000.00. and this is also one reason why so many are eager to join the academy. To all the candidates, Goodluck!!