ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 17 April) – Philippine Military Academy (PMA) cadets will hold a series of silent drill exhibitions in this city as part of their annual Southern Cruise for this year.
The schedules of silent drills are as follows: Paseo del Mar, April 21; Naval Forces Western Mindanao headquarters, April 22; and Western Mindanao Command headquarters, April 23.
Capt. Maria Rowena Muyuela, Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) information officer said, the silent drill exhibitions will be performed by third class cadets of PMA Class 2017, which will showcase the finest movements in military marching and formation.
Muyuela said the main highlight of the Southern Cruise is to promote PMA in the different areas in order to recruit the best, brightest and the fittest applicants for military service.
In this activity, Muyuela said the cadets will also be oriented in the different Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) units that will help them choose which branch of service they will serve –Army, Navy or Air Force – after graduating from the academy.
“This is a continuing activity, after the successful conduct of the Southern Cruises for PMA classes 2014 and 2015 in the past two years – a revival after 20 years,” she said.
She said Zamboanga City is one of the ports of call selected that include Davao City, Cebu City, Cavite, Corregidor Island and Puerto Princesa City.