FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila – The Philippine Army will recruit a total of 13,910 new troops for 2017 to fill–up various Army units throughout the country.
The distribution of said recruitment is as follows: 349 officers (2nd Lieutenant); 8,892 soldiers for the special quota as approved by the President; 1,069 soldiers for the newly organized 54th Engineer Brigade; and the 3,600 soldiers representing the annual quota replacement in the Army.
Most number of new recruits will fill-up the Army infantry, cavalry, and artillery units. There are also recruits who will fill-up the engineer, communication, logistics, and other administrative functions of the Army.
Out of the total number of recruits, 10 percent is allocated for female recruits while five percent from the indigenous peoples.
Once recruited and becomes a trainee, the candidate soldier will receive a gross income of P16,852.00. If enlisted, the new Private will receive a starting gross income of P23,204.00 plus a number of allowances and benefits.
The Philippine Army will prioritize its recruitment in the following order:
· graduates of Military Science 43 and Advance ROTC,
· college graduates;
· those with 72 units and up in college;
· or high school graduates but possess technical and vocational skills needed by the Philippine Army.
An applicant must be:
- a natural born Filipino citizen;
- at least 18 to 23 years old on the date of appointment as candidate soldier;
- at least 5’0″ or 60 inches in height;
- single and without child;
- of good moral character;
- passed the Philippine Army Aptitude Test Battery / Armed Forces of the Philippines Service Aptitude Test;
- passed the pre-qualifying physical fitness test and physical medical exam;
- and must be physically and mentally fit for military training.
All interested applicants are advised to visit any Army Recruitment Centers located nationwide — Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila; Camp Lapu-Lapu, Cebu City; and Camp Evangelista in Cagayan de Oro City.
Applicants are also advised to bring with them identification cards, NBI clearance, and other pertinent documents.
They may also visit the Philippine Army website at www.army.mil.ph for further details