New PMA class boasts highest number of women yet

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.

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