“The state recognizes the vital role of the
youth in nation building and shall promote
their physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual
and social well being.
It shall inculcate in the youth patriotism
and nationalism and encourage their
involvement in public and civic affairs.”
It is our duty.
1987 Constitution (Article II, Sec.13)
It is our obligation.
“THE PRESERVATION OF THE STATE IS THE
OBLIGATION OF EVERY CITIZEN.”
National Defense Act (Article I, Sec.2)
The Bible commands us.
“As a good soldier of Christ Jesus you must endure your share of
suffering. Soldiers on duty don’t work at outside jobs. They try
only to please their commanding officer.”
2 Timothy 2: 3 – 4,
What is CAT?
DepEd Order No. 35 s. 2003) :
Citizenship Advancement Training (CAT) is
a restructuring of the “Citizen Army
Training”, and is a component of MAPEH in
the Fourth Year. What is CAT? (DepEd
Order No. 35 s. 2003)
Citizen Advancement Training as provided
by the Rule II-General Provisions, Section 2
of the Revised Implementing Rules and
Regulations (IRR) to implement the National
Citizen Advancement Training It is a
restructuring of the Citizen Army Training
required to all Fourth Year High School
students in the Philippines in both public and
private schools as provided for in the
Department of Education (DepEd) Order Bo.
35, s. 2003 and reinforced by the DepEd
Order No. 52, s. 2004.
COMPONENTS OF CAT :
I. MILITARY ORIENTATION deals with
introduction and exposure of the learner
basic knowledge, unfamiliar situations
experiences as well as activities related to
COMPONENTS OF CAT :
II. COMMUNITY SERVICE refers to
activity that helps achieve the
welfare and the betterment of life
the members of the community.
COMPONENTS OF CAT :
. III. PUBLIC SAFETY AND LAW
ENFORCEMENT SERVICE (PSLS)
which encompasses all programs and
activities which are contributory to the
maintenance of peace and order,
enhancement of public safety and
encouragement in the observance of
and compliance to laws.
The Program is a requirement
for graduation for all fourth year
high school students in both
public and private secondary
What is the emphasis of the three
peogram components of CAT?
All the three program components of CAT
shall give emphasis to citizenship training,
encouragement of youth to contribute in the
improvement of the general welfare and
quality of life of the community, and instilling
patriotism, moral, virtues, respect for the
rights of civilian and adherence to the
A. Develop in the Corps of Cadets of a good
fellow by actually undergoing that part, in
order to prepare them for their subsequent
role as CAT Leaders.
B. Enhance the students’ social responsibility
and commitment to the development of their
C. Develop their ability to uphold the law and
order as they assume active participation in
community activities and their readiness in
assisting the members of the community
especially in times of emergency.
D. Develop personal qualities and attributes
essential to successful leadership.
E. Install to the students’ appreciation and deep
feeling for the spirit and the true meaning of the
motto – Honor, Loyalty, and Integrity.
F. The Citizenship Advancement Training leads the
way to the holistic approach and in the country as
Can any high school student be
exempted from the C.A.T.?
No. This training is a requirement for
graduation in the high school. How is
the performance of the student in the
C.A.T. rated? Student performance in
the CAT is rated either PASSED or
How is CAT considered as a separate
component of MAKABAYAN?
CAT is considered as a separate
component of MAKABAYAN along with
Araling Panlipunan (AP), Edukasyong
Pagpapahalaga (EP), Technology and
Livelyhood Education(TLE), and Music,
Arts, PE and Health (MAPEH). CAT is
treted as a separate subject.
How many unit credits are given to
CAT carries a unit credit of 0.30 as per
DepEd Order No. 57, s.2004. When are
classes considered in the passing or
failing of CAT? CAT classes may be
conducted during Saturday upon the
approval of the School Head and PTCA .
Is there a uniform clothes or dress
required while taking the CAT?
No special uniform, dress or clothes is
prescribed but the school uniform may
be used, not military fatigue nor
combat shoes as per DepEd Order
No. 52, s. 2004. School-CAT related
activities may prescribed one as
agreed by the School Head and CAT
unit but not expensive
CADETS’ HAIRCUTThe prescribed
military haircut is the traditional white-
side wall (Crew cut or Army cut), with a
tolerable length of two - weeks old hair.
Grade Components Class Standing
Class Standing Grade (70%)
1. Attendance ……………………. 15%
2. Aptitude ……………………….. . 25%.
3. Quizzes/Com. Service…… 25%
4. Performance …………………. 35%
TOTAL …………. 100%
Summative Test Grade (30%)
Term Grade = C.S.(70%)+Sum. Test(30%):
Each cadette/cadet shall be given
100 points as merits at the
beginning of every term. For every
infraction of regulations, she/he
shall be penalized by demerits.
Additional merits may be awarded.
CLASS A: (10 – 30 DEMERITS)
Major Misdemeanors Gross
disrespect of superior officers Abuse
of authority Unexcused absence
Destruction of school property
Cheating during examinations
Violation of standing instructions Long
hair and mustache (for cadets)
CLASS B: (6-10 DEMERITS) Grave
Misdemeanors Points the rifle at any
person Rumor mongering Making
boisterous remarks while in ranks
Sleeping in classroom while
instruction is being conducted
Tardiness in formation Unkempt hair
CLASS C: (4-5 DEMERITS) Less Grave
Misdemeanors Slouching in ranks
Walking in uniform without headgear
Rolling up of sleeves Spitting in ranks
Does any act detrimental to discipline
while in ranks (howling shouting, etc.)
Chewing of gums or cadies while in
ranks Carelessly laying aside the rifle
Wearing of dirty and slovenly uniform
Commits any act similar in nature as the
CLASS D: (1-3 DEMERITS) Minor
Misdemeanors and Omission Untucked T-
shirt Unbraided hair for cadettes
Unpolished brass articles Dirty face Not
bringing of handouts Malingering Wearing
of uniform other than the one prescribed
Falling out from ranks without permission
Lazily dragging the rifle Commits any act
similar in nature to the above offenses.
EXPECTATIONS FROM BASIC
1. Observe regular attendance and
punctuality. Obey all orders given
by your officers.
2. Always move in “Double Time”.
Wear your proper uniform. Observe
proper grooming and bearing.
3. Be cordial to your officers.
4. Observe silence inside the lecture
room Listen and participate
attentively to the instructor.
5. Proceed to your classrooms
immediately after the period.
6. Should you have any inquiries about
CAT, consult your officers or the CAT
comes from the Greek
words – philo and sophilo,
which together means
love for wisdom
Refers to the doctrine of
values which seeks to
answer the meaning and
purpose of life.
1. Stand and deliver.
2. Don’t quit.
3. Perfect practice makes perfect.
4. Respect is not given but earned.
5. Attitude is a small thing but it makes a
difference. He, who lives without
discipline, dies without dignity.
Obey first before you complain.
The fault of one is the fault of all.
My “buddy” is my body.
If it is not for the good of all, I will not sacrifice
I must be stable even under pressure.
5 POINTS OF MILITARY
Three Virtues of CAT
Integrity – be honest at all times
Loyalty – speak well of the institution
Service – work for the betterment of mankind
CADET’S CODE OF HONOR
• A cadet does not lie.
• A cadet does not cheat.
• A cadet does not steal.
• A cadet does not cover-up the wrongs of
his fellow cadet.
Military Secrecy: “What you se,
what you hear, when you leave,
leave it here.”
Military Principles: “Obey first
before you complain.” “You do
what I say.”
If you work for a man in heaven’s name,
work for him, speak well of him and stand by the
institution he represents. Remember, an ounce of
loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness. If you
must growl or externally find fault, resign your
position and when you are on the outside, damn
to your heart’s content. But as long as you are
part of this institution, do not condemn it. If you
do, the first high wind that comes along will
blow you away and probably you will never