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Pinoys at West Point
Topic Started: May 1 2007, 10:34 AM (4,599 Views)
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Sep 11 2009, 03:52 PM
Correction! they can recruit FILIPINO-AMERICAN SOLDIERS for West Point and it means they resides within US territory..The USMA can only recruit a FILIPINO SOLDIER that came from PMA ONLY...

The filipino soldier can only chose NAVY or ARMY.Westpoint won't recruit from PMMA,they are not capable to their standards. :armytwisted:

For a PMMA midshipman,"Why bother go to West Point, when they could go to USMMA and earn more after graduation?". :drunk:
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For most PMMA Midshipmen, their goal in joining the PMMA is more leaned towards becoming a Merchant Marine officer rather than becoming a Military/ Naval/Coast Guard officers. As you will notice, there are only a few percentage of PMMA graduates who opted to join and be called to active-duty in the AFP after graduation, as more of them always go to where they can make a living better, while growing their professional careers. This goes the same way as USMMA graduates in general, and in particular, Filipino USMMA graduates also end up the same way and earn same benefit as PMMA graduates after graduation. As far as I know, like the West Point that recruits Filipino cadets through PMA, Kings Point (USMMA) also recruits Filipino midshipmen on an annual basis through PMMA.


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Frederick Funston, Jr., son of the general, shakes hands with Emilio Aguinaldo, Jr., son of the first Philippine President, at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. They entered the academy at the same time, on July 2, 1923, and graduated four years later.

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May 1 2007, 10:43 AM
This is going to sound a little crabby,

But I don't see any reason for rejoicing- she's Fil-American, not Pinay. Her first allegiance is to the United States, not the Philippines.

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It really annoys me every time someone in the Philippines points out a foreigner who is part-pinoy or who is a Pinoy immigrant who is thoroughly white-washed (I admit, I'm kind of white-washed myself to a point) who achieves something. Does it even occur to these newscasters that the person being reported DOESN'T CARE? It's a multicultural society where skin or ethnic descent shouldn't matter. The last thing on her mind when she graduates with all her other American classmates is that she's a Fil-Am.

And I doubt that part Filipino guy who's a member of Black Eyed Peas or that US comedian/actor Rob Schneider who played "Deuce Bigelow...Male Gigolo" really gives a rat's a** that they're part-Pinoy most of time, except when they're visiting Pinoy relatives, but it ends there. They have no allegiance to the Philippines.

When the first Filipina who's an RP citizen graduates from West Point, then that's something to rejoice.

(This may sound a little hypocritical for me to be saying this when I'm here in Canada, but then again my first allegiance nowadays is Ottawa, not Manila.)

Anyone who dares sends me some hate mail for speaking my mind is going to get quite a TONGUE-LASHING from me.

@Msantor:

Would it be safe to say that most of the forumers here are Pinoy expats/OFWs/immigrants, i.e., not residing in the Philippines?
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