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Shipmate for the month of October

Reden Jester Guzman Zorilla

"It doesn't matter how many times you fall, what matters is how many times you stand and continue"


Silent Drill Company - 1st Platoon Guide Black Element * Debate and Argumentation Society * Battalion Commander * Section Marcher - OTTO Section * Various Civic and Military Parade Participant * Best Battalion * Best Company * Basketball Player - SCUAA 05'

I give my deepest gratitude vo my Papa and Mama. For without them, I shouldn't be writing this text for this precious helm book. Pa, thanks for the challenge you gave me! You asked me once, "Can you do it?, well, here I am now telling you. "Kayak Pa!"To mama, thank you for your unconditional love. To my brother Dhel and sister Jhen, who gave me the courage to face the world. Ägyamanak Unay Ading Ko!"and I will always be your manong Dhen2.

To my family, Karen and Jhecko, and of course to Jheck2; thanks for coming into my life. You make me complete! I love you so much!!!

I also thank my uncles, aunties, cousins and relatives. To manong Bert and Family; thank you for your help, advices and the laughter that we had.

To my seniors and bunkmates. thank you for molding me.

To mighty OTTO, ooohhahhh! - salamat sa lahat ng kulitan. To my company, and to the pioneer crew of MV REALMAR, C/E Jun '88, 2/E Dacsil '85 and E/O Felices; I also owe this to you. Thanks for showing me the world!!! To my friends, barkadas and fans; than ks for everything.

Above all, to Almighty God; without you, I shouldn't be thanking these people.

Thanks for giving me a space here on earth. You made me!!!


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PMMA 2006 Multiply Account

PMMA 2006 Multiply Account

Check out our Multiply account "" the online version of PMMA Helm 2006

still under construction hope to finish it before i go onboard...

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Shipmate for the month of September



Birthday: sEPTEMBER 5, 1984

"They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this word: Someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for." -TOM BODETT

Silent Drill Company * Best Quarters * Best Battalion * Best Company

Another glorious chapter of my life has come to an end.
Words are never enough to express how thankful I am to those who have contributed to the nature of my existence.
The source of all, our dear God for the guidance that made me take the right path of my life's journey.

I dedicate all of this to my Mommy and Daddy, for their everlasting support. To my Lola, Kuya and Katrin for the love, trust and prayers, To Lee Ann who serves as my inspiration , for the love and strength that you gave me when everything seemed too difficult to handle, and for sharing all the great lessons in life and companionship. I will cherish and value this forever.


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Going back to my Alma Mater

Going back to my Alma Mater

The faces may change, but the feeling’s still the same
24th of August 2009... Monday

It was a blast going back for the first time since I graduated 3 years ago. It took me the whole afternoon walking around the academy and photographing the old and new buildings, places where I have fond memories of.

A visit to PMMA enabled me to see my former home for three years, from the Admin to the Academic building, to Mess hall next to the battalion, and to the Quarter deck.

My Alma mater has changed since I graduated but the beauty of it, plus the friendliness of the people remain.!

Why after all this year I came back here? Not because I will apply as tactical officer or instructor, nor I am getting married and in need of a sword sponsor. The real reason is…

That after almost 3 years from graduation, I finally got my DIPLOMA…

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PMMA 2006 Friendster Account

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PMMA Entrance Examination

For more Information visit PMMA Official website: WWW.PMMA.EDU.PH

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Noise all over the surroundings is present;
Their sounds are all erring to my ear.
But there’s one tune that caught my awareness.
The sounds of dough, the call of the sea.

As I listened to its tricky tune,
It drove me closer to its source of power.
It neither looks as a flamenco or a mambo;
But it made me dance “loca” by its enticing songs.

Here comes the prelude:
Songs of disparage, songs of yell;
But it seems that its music really haunts me.

Two years of untiring strain
Same old tune and same old pitch
And here comes the sound of the waves, the winds;
And finally, the sea.

After various unchained melodies,
I thought I’ll already go back with a sweet tune to see.
But all of a sudden on my certainty,
“Unevitable changes” in my Academy.

“Many were called but few were chosen”
To sing with the music of the midshipmen’s hymn.
The coda is now playing so let us all be reminded,
That whatever things may have gone onto our way,
The last stanza of our life here in the Academy;
Only means a new sound track of our lives as PMMAers, future to be.

Rodcyn V. Yumang
Saturn Section

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Which is your favorite Class Seal?
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PMMA relentlessly doing its best to keep pace with change, it employs all the indispensable strategies including creativeness and innovation to achieve its vision. Consequently, at the dawn of the 21st century the PMMA Training Center, a "one stop shop" training center had been put into the drawing board.

The fate destined the pursuance of this project that after a short while the Financial Cooperation between the German Government and the Philippines has been approved. PMMA Training Center development site has been funded, modern simulator has been acquired and safety center has been built, to cater the maritime education and training of the Filipino seafarers.

All the training courses prescribed by the relevant international conventions, national, flag state and shipping companies requirements are offered by the PMMA training center. In addition, it could develop courses suitable to the training needs of the costumers.

The STCW 95 requirements as to the competence based training and assessment has been complied with this one stop shop training center, because it employs virtual reality, the most effective learning aids i.e. the simulator.

The successful fortification of PMMA training center will nurture the Filipino seafarer to remain competitive in terms of competence, skills and discipline. Thus, increase international acceptance and boast the national economy.

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Shipmate for the Month of AUGUST


NOVEMBER 18, 1982


Sword Sponsor * Singles for Christ * Section Marcher 4CL* Table Comander* N4 1st Battalion (Orientation Period)* Group Leader (2006 Science & Art Fair) Red Ribbon Award* Best Battalion (1cl, 3cl 4cl)* Best Company ( 1cl, 3cl, 4cl)* *Various Civic & Military Parades Participant * Soccer Team (Intrams '05) 2nd Place (3Cl)*

"In the ashes of my monumental failure will raise the empire of my success."

"Success belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams"

As I reach the paramount of my struggles and sacrifices, I thank God Almighty for being my strength in conquering the four corners of this institution. To My parents who served ass my inspiration to make all of this happen, "Nay, Tay para sa inyo ni," To my Tito's and Tita's, I dedicate this to all of you.

To my brothers and sister who helped me pursue what I've started; to my friends and bunkmates "Mate carry on, ensign na!"; to my Dear Lola, "La, sa katapusan natapos ko na gid man"; to my mentors who taught me and specially to our creator who made all this possible, Your love oh Lord means more than life to me.

To all of you, Maraming Maraming Salamat Po!

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PMMA Cadets marching, but this time not with their usual parading uniform..Here they showcase that PMMA cadets are talented in so many ways, and dancing our native dance are one of them.

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PMMA Alumni Listing

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Shipmate for the month of JULY


OCTOBER 5, 1983


Silent Drill Company * Singles for Christ * Black Regiment - Member *Various Civic & Military Parades Participant * Whiter Ribbon Awardee - Science Fair ( Smashing Ideas) * Best Marching Battalion - AFP Reservist Day

"What matter is not how you win the game in life but how you overcome the difficulties that arises.

Trully, there are always people behind every man's success.
As a sign of my deepest gratitude, I dedicate this achievement to the Almighty God who is worthy of all the praises and glory.

To my Tatay and Inay Janing, Ate Lhyn, Ate Chelle, Robin and Roseanne for your moral and Spiritual support whichserves as my guiding light while I pass through life's endless complexities.

To my Alma Mater, bunkmates, seniors, juniors, relatives, friends, and mentors, thank you very much. You are all part of my success though this is just the beginning.


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The Wedding



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Lousy Bug

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Which is your favorite Class Seal?
1970 1982 1990 1991 1992 1993

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joke only...

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The ring... simple and infinite. A mystery lies in its eternal form. In the Ancient times of Kings and Emperors, the ring of the king held the sanction of his authority. When the king's subject saw the mere imprint of the ring in the sealing way of documents, they knew it came directly from the hands of their ruler.

Coming close to tradition in our present society, the academy's ring holds the same essence and invokes difference from anybody who recognizes its immense and symbolic value.

From individual to individual, the ring symbolizes a unique and meaningful part of their existence, Each individual carries with the ring a special history apart from it's own rich tale. Simple, yet profound. It is plain in its form yet it holds an esoteric enigma of its own.

In the mystery of its own circle, in the solidity of its own form, in the continuity of its infinite line - it binds you to the brotherhood. It transforms you into someone beyond what the powers of men unseasoned by the Academy could comprehend. It becomes your alterer, your connection to the eternal circuits of invaluable fraternity.

When the people see men wearing the Academy's ring, they will surely recognize power, will, discipline and legitimacy of your passage through the system. With the ring, you become legitimate brother in the entire fellowship of the Academy's alumni, You are welcome wherever you meet them in the corners of the world.

"PMMAérs"are not simply proud about the ring. They are fiercely religious abouit it. It is sacred as the ideals of any great institution. And it is personally profound as the experience it took to deserve it. The ring encircles the lawmen and even the great seaferer's in the world. He, who wears it, wears itt more proudly than anyy mere emperor or king, By wearing the bullring, you are taking a vow to be true and loyal to the brotherhood of the long blue line.

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joke only...


1CL: fourth class!..... fetch me two buckets of water, I will take a bath!!!!
4CL: AYE-AYE SEH!!!!!!!!!!

1XL: G_D D_Mn IT 4CL!!! Where are my buckets of water?!@%

4CL: SEH! I was called by 2CL______!!!
1CL: WHAAAAT?!!!@#!!! Then you and your 2CL should report to me after evening chow!!!@# I'll teach you and your brother a lesson!!!@#%(the 1cl smiling)

1CL: Hey You!!!
4CL:(ulk!!!) m-m-me, s-s-seh? (shaking in fear)
1CL: Yes You!!@#$* Did'nt I tell you and your brother to report to me, HUH?!!!@! WHY DID'NT YOU REPORT TO ME?@#@!@


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"Heroes of the Seas"

art and color by: Hadrian Aurelio

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No. 6 General Information - World's Largest Ships

CRUISE SHIP - Freedom Class (Independence of the Seas)

MS Independence of the Seas is a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, which entered service in April 2008. The 15-deck ship can accommodate 4,370 passengers served by 1,360 crew. She was built in the Aker Finnyards drydock in Turku, Finland, builder of Freedom of the Seas and Liberty of the Seas, her sister ships of the Freedom Class. At 154,407 gross tons, she joined Freedom of the Seas and Liberty of the Seas as the largest cruise ships and passenger vessels ever built (at the time of construction). She is 1,112 feet (339m) long, and typically cruises at 21.6 knots (40 km/h). The vessel operates from Southampton, England.

General Characteristics

Tonnage: 154,407GT
Length: 338.92m (1,111.9ft)
Beam: 38.6m (127ft) hull
56m (180ft) extreme width of superstructure
Draft: 8.8m (29ft)
Capacity: 4,370 passengers

Independence of the Seas is the third of the Freedom Class vessels. In 2009, the first in a new Oasis Class of ships is slated to displace the Freedom class as the world's largest passenger ships. Independence of the Seas, as of current, is the world's largest passenger cruise ship.

Independence of the Seas features an interactive water park (including the FlowRider onboard wave generator for surfing), a dedicated sports pool (for volleyball and basketball), and whirlpools which extend from the ship's sides. An internal street lined with shops, pubs and wine bars. An innovative "bridge" can be loweredfrom the ceiling void to provide a performance space above the crowds. A three story theatre the Alhambra seating 1,200, there is a complete conference centre, The show cabaret lounge is based on an ancient egyptian theme, known as the Prymid Lounge. A brand new Mortag sports car is bolted to the floor outside of the vintages wine bar . On a lower level is an ice skating rink ( home to a series of highly professional ice shows) and also available for personal skating. She also features a coffee shop and bookstore, Sorrento's Pizzeria, and a Ben and Jerry's ice cream shop. Other amenities will be a rock climbing wall, ice skating rink, Wi-Fi capabilities throughout the ship, flat screen televisions in all staterooms, and cell phone connectivity. Independence of the Seas is also the first Royal Caribbean ship to feature heated, fresh water pools.

Independence of the Seas is based at Southampton, United Kingdom. After doing some preview sailings from Oslo, Norway, Southampton, UK and Hamburg, Germany, her itineraries will alternate between Mediterranean treasures and Italian Mediterranean itineraries, both 14 nights in length. She will also do three 4-night sailings to Cork, Ireland. In the Autumn she will do three 11-night sailings to the Canary Islands. During the winter months Independence of the Seas will be based at Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Welcome to P M M A 2006 Class Site.... Bunkmate!!! enjoy your stay!
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Which is your favorite Class Seal?
1970 1982 1990 1991 1992 1993