Military organization in St.
John's Academy started in 1937 when a new subject
was added in the curriculum--Military Science. It
was composed of High School and Intermediate boys,
forming two companies composed of two squads each.
To comply with the government
regulation regarding military training, the Preparatory
Military Training was organized in August 1947 in
St. John's. The PMT became the military organization
of our school with the then Lieutenant Jose Gil,
Jr. as field instructor. Later, it was replaced
by Boy Scouting until 1964 when PMT was reorganized.
In 1974, PMT was replaced by
Air Force Citizen's Army Training (AFCAT). The AFCAT-1
was composed entirely of Senior cadets and cadettes
until in 1977 when AFCAT-1 started accepting selected
High School students from lower years.
In 1979, the Aerospace Cadets
of the Philippines started and was composed of second
and third year cadets. This organization is presently
under the Reserve Air Support Unit of the Philippine
Air Force. Then in 1980, the International Air Cadets
Exchange program was launched and the first chosen
delegates from St. John's were sent to the United
States and Hongkong. The program sent students to
the U.S., Australia, Hongkong and other countries
after passing a battery of written and oral examinations
and interviews conducted by the Aerospace Association
Board before they were chosen.
The following are the exchange
cadets through the years:
Romulo de Leon
Generoso Quijano, Jr.
Gil Decierto, Jr.
Leonard del Mundo
Ma. Fides Pacheco
Jose Antonio Fortuno
Mary Rose Latayan
Natividad del Prado
Marie Rose Fortaleza
Ma. Kristina Ilusorio
Dalisay de la Cruz
Lawrence del Mundo
Ma. Cecilia Pacheco
Anna Victoria Gratil
Rica Ann Santos
Ma. Rowena Don
Sheila Antonette Marz
Elvira Nadia Carreon
Ma. Cristina Rose Pante
Ma. Nancy Jurado
Ryan Neil Elefante
Mary Grace Santos
Roel Philipp Mosura
Chrissie Ayang - ang
Helyn Joy Nuñez
Edwin Joseph Ortile
Military Organization in St. John's
has gone a long way with many changes. It stands
as St. John's sole military training arm. For years,
the ACP has gained recognition and won awards as
it grows in population. Its aim sixty-seven years
ago is still the goal in ACP today. Our Military
Organization is a part of St. John's history and
legacy. It is St. John's pride.