Citizen's Army Training (CAT) is a compulsory military training for high school students.

Fourth-year high school students undergo rigorous training including military drills and exercises are a normal sight on campuses. Students are also given lectures on the operations of the Philippine military system, set-up, and functions like a military unit. Training is conducted in battalions composed of several companies and the companies composed of several platoons wherein decisions are made through a chain of command under the supervision of the commandant. http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Citizen_Army_Training Citizenship Advancement Training is a training program for both Public and Private Secondary Schools in the Philippines. It aims to enhance the student's social responsibility and commitment to the development of their communities and develop their ability to uphold law and order as they assume active participation in community activities and in assisting the members of the community specially in times of emergency. It originated as Preparatory Military Training (PMT) as provided for in Title III, Article I, Sec 52 of the National Defense Act. It was termed Citizen Army Training - I in 1973 as per AFPR G 314 - 033. It was restructured and termed Citizenship Development Training as per Dep Ed Order No. 35 s. 2003 dated May 13, 2003. Latest informations about its implementation are contained in Dep Ed Order No. 50 s. 2005 dated August 26, 2005. Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_meaning_of_citizenship_advancement_training#ixzz1kLzS9Cor CAT?its not just a curicculum...Its LIFe!Im a CAT offer so I know it....Its more on Community service,but,there should be principles in which we should abide..Independence,Leadership,Honesty,Respect,Unity..and LOVE,I mean heartless love or Tough Love....In the formation you should not just only treat your Cadets like your own friend,instead,in the formation,YOU DONT KNOW ANY PART OF HIM!thats What CAT now! CAT in some other schools treat girls as if they are boys. If both you and your girlfriend/boyfriend are part of the CAT, I can advised you to QUIT because it is forbidden to have a relationship between you and your partner. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_citizenship_advancement_training#ixzz1kM05djho As far as I know, the Citizen's Army Training was established as part of the 1973 Philippine Constitution in response to civil unrest (particularly the First Quarter Storm). Article XV, Section 13 of the 1973 Constitution states that: (1) The armed forces of the Philippines shall include a citizen army composed of all able-bodied citizens of the Philippines who shall undergo military training as may be provided by law. It shall keep a regular force necessary for the security of the State. (2) The citizen army shall have a corps of trained officers and men in active duty status as may be necessary to train, service, and keep it in reasonable preparedness at all times. (retrieved from http://www.chanrobles.com/1973constitutionofthephilippines.htm) I remember that all 4th year high school students are required to take CAT as part of the secondary education curriculum. I remember the times CAT officers are reporting and saluting to their teachers (and in the case of the COCC - Cadet Officer Candidate Course, the CAT officers). Fingernails had to be trimmed, women had to wear hairnets, and men had to trim their hair to a barber's cut (or somewhat more similar). Yes, all those salutes everytime the Philippine flag is raised, turns (humarap sa kanan, talikod harap, etc.) marches, and rifle exercises. But our rifles were just wooden dummies, and even worse, in my high school, we were not able to shoot with a real rifle, and haven't learned much about the history and operations of the Philippine military system. Kind of reminds me playing the video gameOperation Flashpoint (it's my favorite first-person shooter) and watching the first episode of Band of Brothers and the 1987 film Full Metal Jacket. I joined the COCC during my 3rd year (SY2005-2006) but left the course just before the initiation. The Commandant, who just happens to be my MAPEH teacher, gave me an opportunity to serve as a Medic. Most of the CAT officer batches in high school contained unusual (like "Pasaway" or "Walang Kwenta"), and a cadet officer candidate is called a "damnguard" (no joke). Our uniforms were of three types (and resemble those worn by American soldiers in the

Vietnam War): Type A: fatigues (with the coat) Type B: fatigues (without the coat) Type C: uniformed shirt + jeans CAT officers, in addition to wearing caps, had to wear black T-shirts as part of their uniform (with their names and ranks inscribed on the back) just like this pattern: CDT. LT. COL. LIMKINGLAM, M.K.D. CORPS S6 (I was just making this up. The Corps S6 was a non-existent staff during my life in the CAT; I was just a private. If I were a CAT officer, that would be my rank (communications officer), because I was excellent in doing a lot of research. If there were non-commissioned officers, this would be more fun, but there were about sixty 4th year students (all sections combined, including CAT officers) during the SY of 2006-2007) It was in my 4th year of high school that I enjoyed became a medic for the rest of my CAT (good thing there's also another medic, so that makes two). At one time the officers spoke the drills in the English language (I was the one who researched the English-language commands), but this only lasted for a short time. I had to carry the medikit every CAT session, but however, I have not learned the basics of first aid (now that's what a combat medic is all about). The staff assignments during my CAT are like this (I even compared some of them with NATO's general staff system as perhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staff_(military): S1 - Administration S2 - Intelligence S3 - Operations S4 - Finance (its supposed to be Logistics) S5 - Information (as far as I know, this should be the plans office) S7 - "Rifle keeper" (must be Information Operations) There's a provost marshall, a color officer, and a medical officer. There are two companies (Alpha and Bravo), each headed by a commander and a platoon leader. We had to memorize the phonetic alphabet, which looks like the actual NATO version, but with a few differences: the "M" stands for "mama" not "mike", and the "V" stands for "victory", the military time (which is 24-hour time), general orders (General Orders for Sentries to be exact, the one used by the United States Marine Corps), and the "I am a Filipino soldier" creed (I forgot what it actually means). Try searching for "philippine citizen's army training" in a major search engine and you'll get only a few chunks of information regarding the CAT. I guess our technology level is outdated by today's standards when it comes to researching about the CAT. I guess this is the end of my story regarding my experiences in the CAT. Wonder whatever happened to CAT today. http://mkdlstudios.multiply.com Corps Commander (Corps Com) Corps Executive Officer (Corps XO) Corps S1 / Adjutant Corps S2 / Intelligence Corps S3 / Operations Corps S4 / Logistics Corps S5 / Planning Corps S6 / Finance Corps S7 / Civil Military Operations (CMO) Division Commanders Division Executive Officers Division Guidons Brigade Commanders Brigade Executive Officers

2005.-over view Mission. It originated as Preparatory Military Training (PMT) as provided for in Title III. Medic Commander and Executive Officer. Sec 52 of the National Defense Act.answers. objectives and interest >SERVICE -An Organization bound to provide service without calculating the cost nor expecting in return >COMMITMENT -An Organization engage in achieving its objectives and goals. 2003.facebook. It was termed Citizen Army Training . Their Ranks will only be changed if they have been promoted or they start as a Division or higher.To Provide Service to our school and near Communities -To Provide Proper Training o COCC and CAT -To form an organization that will help us and its members to develop their personality. 2003 dated May 13. COCC Commander and Executive Officer. Article I.cat . Color Guards. Our Alma Mater in different activities that we can serve VALUES: >UNITY -An Organization established through out share goals. 35 s.Brigade Guidons Battalion Commanders Battalion Executive Officers Battalion Guidons Company Commanders Company Executive Officers Company Guidons Platoon Leaders Color Company Commander National Flag Bearer National Color Guard Unit Flag Bearer Unit Color Guard Medic Commander Medic Executive Commander Cadet Officers Candidate Course Adviser or Commander (COCC Commander) Cadet Officers Candidate Course Assistant Adviser or Executive Officer (COCC XO) Military Police Commander (MPC) Military Police Executive Officer (MPXO) Military Police (MP) Division Commanders Ranks from Colonel --> General (This is also the ranks of the Division Executive Officers) Brigade Commanders Ranks from Major --> Colonel (This is also the ranks of the Brigade Executive Officer and Division Guidons) Battalion Commanders Ranks from Captain --> Lieutenant Colonel (This is also the ranks of the Battalion Executive Officer and Brigade Guidons) Company Commanders Ranks from 1st Lieutenant --> Major (This is also the ranks of the Comapny Executive Officer and Battalion Guidons) Platoon Leaders Ranks from 2nd Lieutenant --> Captain (This is also the ranks of the Company Guidons.com/Q/What_are_the_rank_of_leaders_of_the_citizenship_advancement_training#ixzz1kM3H0E4 m Citizenship Advancement Training is a training program for both Public and Private Secondary Schools in the Philippines.com/sjsc. Committed through heart and soul >ACHIEVEMENT An Organization who put importance. : http://wiki. It aims to enhance the student's social responsibility and commitment to the development of their communities and develop their ability to uphold law and order as they assume active participation in community activities and in assisting the members of the community specially in times of emergency. Military Police Commander and Executive Officer and the Military Police) The Corps Commander and Executive Officer's rank is Major if it is a Brigade formation or if its just a Company formation. Flag Bearers. 2005 dated August 26. Latest informations about its implementation are contained in Dep Ed Order No.discipline and become well rounded individuals -To help our school.033.I in 1973 as per AFPR G 314 . 50 s. and its Staffs have Captian as their ranks. responsibility on our words and action >DISCIPLINE -An Organization that leads its members as unified holistic individuals through role modeling and positive leadership https://www. It was restructured and termed Citizenship Development Training as per Dep Ed Order No.

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