by Francis Wakefield
The Philippine Army’s 1st Infantry Division under the leadership of Brigadier General Rolando Joselito D. Bautista will recruit 500 additional personnel who will undergo military training this year.
The recruitment is part of the Transformation Roadmap of the Philippine Army in order to beef-up its ranks nationwide.
The Philippine Army said 10,000 more personnel will be recruited for this year alone.
Applications are open to all aspiring soldiers who must be a natural-born citizen of the Philippines, at least 18 to 26 years old before the date of appointment as a candidate soldier, at least 5’0 tall, single and without children, of good moral character, physically and mentally fit for military training and with at least 72 units in college, or, if a high school graduate, must possess technical skills needed by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
Candidate soldiers must pass the pre-qualifying physical fitness test and physical medical examination and submit the an original copy of their transcript of records and diploma for college graduates, form 137 for high school graduates and original copy of birth certificate with official receipt from the National Statistics Office.
Applications will be accepted starting this month for the oath-taking ceremony this October 2017.
“All those who are interested can proceed to the nearest Brigade and Division headquarters to ask or inquire,” Bautista said.
Bautista reiterated that there is no monetary requirement in the application process.