PMA officials assures safety of cadets

By Allysa Nievera

Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Commandant of Cadets Romeo Brawner has allayed fears of parents and assured the safety of cadets.

Joint Task Force Ranao (JTFR) Deputy Commander Colonel Romeo Brawner, Jr. of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) (PCOO / MANILA BULLETIN) Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Commandant of Cadets  Brig. Gen. Romeo Brawner Jr.  (AFP / PCOO / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

“Wag po silang mabahala. They should not worry because kami ngayon…we are here to help the cadets, we are here to protect them.” Brawner said in an interview with DZMM on Sunday.

Brawner said they are implementing changes on their system.

“Wala po silang dapat pangamba and dun po sa mga papasok na mga cadete at yung mga magulang nila, hindi rin po dapat sila mag alala dahil marami na po tayong pagbabago na ginagawa,” he said.

The PMA Commandant of Cadets said they hope that aspiring cadets will not be discouraged following the death of PMA cadet Darwin Dormitorio due to alleged hazing.

”Hopefully ay hindi sila na discourage dahil sa nangyari... again we are assuring the parents nandito po kami,” he said. “We will take care of your sons and daughters here at PMA.”

Brawner said that out of 30,000 applicants, 1,600 cadets passed the written examination and will undergo medical and physical examination.