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Headquarters, Western Mindanao Command, Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City – A member of the New People’s Army (NPA) surrendered to the troops of the Joint Task Force ZamPeLan in Zamboanga del Sur on March 15, 2017.

Jonar Alamba Proto, a regular member of the Sandatahang Yunit Pampropaganda- KARA of the Western Mindanao Regional Party Committee, surrendered to Lieutenant Colonel Virgilio C. Hamos, Commanding Officer of the 53rd Infantry Battalion under the Joint Task Force ZamPeLan, at the headquarters of the 53IB in Camp Major David Sabido Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur.

Proto, 19 years old and a resident of Barangay Matalang, Lakewood, Zamboanga del Sur, underwent custodial debriefing conducted by the JTF ZamPeLan.

“I commend the troops of the Joint Task Force ZamPeLan under the leadership of Brigadier General Joselito Bautista for this recent accomplishment. The surrender of Proto manifests that the government is not only winning the hearts of the people but also that of the enemy. This success is a result of the combined efforts of the troops, the local government units and the populace in the joint battle against terrorism, insurgency and any form of criminality. The government and the soldiers will be more than willing to welcome rebels who wish to lay down their arms, join the mainstream society and live a peaceful life,” said Major General Carlito G Galvez, Jr, Commander of the Western Mindanao Command based in Zamboanga City.

Law enforcement operations in support of the police and the local government are continuously being conducted by the military to deter nefarious activities in the province.

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For Officer Candidates that will undergo Officer Candidate Course (OCC), he/she must possess the following qualifications:

  • Holder of a baccalaureate degree;
  • Natural-born Filipino
  • 21 to 29 years of age upon admission (no age waiver);
  • Single and never been married; never borne or sired a child;
  • Height of not less than 5’0 ft. (152.4cm) both for male and female, but not more than 6’4” (193.04 cm);
  • Of good moral character;
  • Physically, mentally and psychologically fit for active military service (P1 profile);
  • Armed Forces of the Philippines Service Aptitude Test(AFPSAT) raw score of 71 or higher;
  • Must have passed other pre-entry written examinations given by the Philippine Army (Army Qualifying Exam (AQE) & Special Written Exam (SWE)); and
  • Must pass the Physical Medical Exam and Physical Fitness Test conducted in the Philippine Army thru PAOSC

For Officer Candidates that will undergo the Officer Preparatory Course (OPC), he/she must have the following qualifications:

  • Commissioned in the Reserve Force as second lieutenant
  • Must not be over 31 years old on the date of Called to Active Duty (CAD);
  • Physically, mentally and psychologically fit for active military service (P1 profile);
  • Holder of a baccalaureate degree;
  • Height of not less than 5’0 ft. (152.4cm) both for male and female, but not more than 6’4” (193.04 cm);
  • Of good moral character;
  • AFPSAT raw score of 71 or higher;
  • Must have passed other pre-entry written examinations given by the Philippine Army (AQE & SWE); and
  • Must pass the PME and PFT conducted in the PA thru PAOSC

Applicants must bring the following initial requirements:

  • Original Transcript of Records
  • Original College Diploma
  • NSO-Issued Birth Certificate (Original)
  • Valid Identification Card
  • 2×2 Picture

Click here to download OCC/OPC Application form.

Be an Enlisted Personnel:

For Candidate Soldiers, he must possess the following qualifications:

  • Natural-born Filipino citizen
  • With 72 units in college or if a high school graduate, must possess technical skills/talents needed by the AFP;
  • 18 yrs old but not more than a day older than 26 before the date of appointment as Candidate Soldier;
  • At least 5’0” or 60 inches in height. Similarly, height waiver is no longer issued by the Command;
  • Single and without child;
  • Of good moral character;
  • AFPSAT score of at least 45;
  • Must have passed the pre-qualifying PFT and PME; and
  • Physically and mentally fit for military training

To be qualified in taking the AFPSAT, the candidate must bring the following         documents:

  • Original Transcript of Record/Form 137
  • Original College Diploma
  • Original Birth Certificate (NSO)
  • Valid Identification Card
  • 2×2 Picture

Click here to download Application form.

As a member of the Philippine Army, one can get competitive pay and allowances, opportunities for post-graduate studies both local and abroad, insurance and healthcare benefits, billeting and house privileges, job security, leadership and other skills trainings, an opportunity to lead the Army and opportunities for career advancement.

Pay and Benefits

  • Pay and allowances(Monthly Gross)
    • Candidate Soldier – P15,765.00
    • Private (Enlisted Personnel) – P22,204.00
    • Offcer Candidate – P33,665.00
    • 2LT (Call to Active Duty) – P36, 945.00
  • Insurance and healthcare Benefits
  • Billeting and housing privileges
  • Job security
  • Leadership and other skills trainings
  • Opportunity for career advancement based on performance
  • Opportunities for Post graduate Studies both within the country and abroad
  • An opportunity to lead in the Army

Contacts

ARMY RECRUITMENT OFFICE- LUZON (ARO-LUZON)

Fort Andres Bonifacio, Taguig City
Landline: (02) 845-9555 local 6843
Cell phone: 0921-975-5548
Facebook: Army Recruitment office-luzon

ARMY RECRUITMENT OFFICE- VISAYAS (ARO-VISAYAS)

Camp Lapu-lapu, Lahug, Cebu City
Landline: (032) 231-5157
Cell phone: 0916-640-5919
Facebook: army recruitment visayas

ARMY RECRUITMENT OFFICE- MINDANAO (ARO-MINDANAO)

Camp Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City
Landline: (088) 850-5279
Cell phone: 0939-954-7673/0927-332-1077/0926-467-4644/0917-712-1222
Facebook: army recruitment office mindanao

FOR ENLISTMENT:

Interested aspirants may inquire at the nearest Regional Community Defense Groups (RCDGs), and any Army Units listed below.

  • Headquarters Philippine Army (Fort Bonifacio, Makati City)
  • 5th Infantry Division (Gamu, Isabela)
  • 7th Infantry Division ( Nueva Ecija)
  • 1st RCDG ( Pangasinan)
  • 3rd Infantry Division (Iloilo City)
  • 8th Infantry Division (Catbalogan)
  • 53rd Engineering Brigade (Cebu City)
  • 1st Infantry Division (Zamboanga City)
  • 4th Infantry Division (Cagayan de Oro)
  • 6th Infantry Division (Cotabato City)
  • 11 RCDG (Davao City)

For more information, please visit the Philippine Army website

(Top photo credit: Interaksyon.com)

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