Incoming cadets of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class 2024 in areas covered by Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) have been undergoing a 7-day mandatory quarantine in Zamboanga City before they travel to Baguio City where they are going to study.
Westmincom chief Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana said a total of 25 incoming cadets, composed of 23 males and two females, reported to the command and had their rapid tests Monday, June 1.
Only those who will be tested negative for the coronavirus Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) swabbing will be allowed to travel while those who will test positive will remain under quarantine and other related protocols, Westmincom said.
“I hope that by 2024 all of you who are gathered here today will successfully graduate from the academy and form part of the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines),” Sobejana said when he welcomed the incoming cadets.
“For you to survive, always believe you can and always maintain a positive mental attitude,” he added.
The AFP suspended all classes and training activities on March 17 in compliance to the national government’s effort to contain and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
With the lifting of the enhanced community quarantine, the AFP resumed some ongoing and incoming programmed courses within the AFP while the conduct of training exercises both local and abroad are still suspended. #