New PMA class boasts highest number of women yet
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Military Academy will be accepting 276 plebes to comprise the Class of 2017 -- about a third of whom are women.
The new batch, comprising of 182 men and 84 women, are expected to arrive on April 1.
According to the PMA press release, the 2017 class would by far be the biggest set of female cadets entering the PMA since it started accepting women in 1993.
Women usually comprise only 10 to 20 percent of the total plebes.
The 276 incoming cadets is only 1.89% of the 14,540 who took the nationwide exam last year.
Of these, only 1,096 made it to the next phase after a complete physical exam at the Philippine Medical Center and further selection from the PMA Cadet Procurement Board.
This year, 4 female cadets of the PMA graduated at the top 10 of the 2013 class. - Rappler.com