Written by: Bianca Camacho
As part of their Citizenship Advancement Training (CAT) program, the Grade 12 students interacted with the male and female cadets of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) in Camp General Mariano N. Castañeda, Silang, Cavite on August 4, 2018. The objective of this activity is to hone the civic mindedness of students. This involves the establishment of order and discipline among the graduating class of senior high school.
The activity proper started with an orientation from the PNPA cadets led by CDT Geraldine Mendoza. She briefly discussed the history, vision, mission, objectives, training, and curriculum of the renowned public service academy. After this portion of the event, the cadets of Class 2021 performed their silent drill, which involved formations representing their core values - Justice, Integrity, and Service.
At around 10:30 am, the students gathered with their squads for a small group discussion with selected cadets. A tour of the dormitories and a boodle fight soon followed.
After lunch, the female cadets and students gathered to play various sports, such as Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Table Tennis, Frisbee, and Football. The latter won all the games, except for Basketball.
In summary, the PNPA interaction established the significance of one’s love and dedication for the country. This event served as an eye-opener for the graduating class of senior high school regarding public service and commitment.
The cadets of PNPA prepare themselves for the performance of the silent drill during the PNPA interaction on August 4, 2018 at the PNPA campus, Cavite. The silent drill presents the cadets making formations resembling letters and shapes such as "PNPA" and a heart.
The silent drill features a part wherein the cadets dance to modern songs during the PNPA interaction on August 4, 2018. This shows the cadet's fun side despite the stigma that they are always uptight
The grade 12 students join the cadets as they dance to songs from modern artists like "Ex Battalion" during the PNPA interaction on August 4, 2018.
Students from PNPA tell the grade 12 students their stories of joys and hardships as students training to be part of the police force. This is during the PNPA interaction on August 4, 2018.
The grade 12 and the PNPA students engage in sports as a form of interaction and establishment of camaraderie during the PNPA interaction on August 4, 2018. The sports are volleyball, badminton, basketball, football, and frisbee.