Thursday, August 16, 2012

Be all you can be, join the Army!




Every year, the Philippine Army announces its quota for the recruitment of new soldiers to join the uniformed service.


Yearly recruitment is designed to fill in the personnel gaps caused by retirement, attrition and dismissal from the service and it is done by the Army to meet the required number of soldiers or the so-called ‘troop ceiling’.

The recruitment and training of soldiers are delegated to the training institutions of subordinate units. Examinations are given at the Army Recruitment Offices strategically located in the three major islands of the country.

Scheduled examinations are also given in every Infantry Division, other subordinate units and in major cities and regional centers nationwide. The specific dates of these examinations are announced through radio and TV as well as the social media (facebook & twitter).

The major Army Recruitment Offices are in Fort Andres Bonifacio, Metro Manila in Luzon; Camp Lapu-Lapu, Cebu City in the Visayas; and, Camp Evangelista, Patag, Cagayan de Oro City in Mindanao.


On average, each unit has a quota of 50 to 100 candidate soldiers. The female candidate soldiers, on the other hand, shall comprise five percent (5%) of each unit quota allocation. They will undergo training at the Training and Doctrine Command of the Philippine Army in Camp O’Donnell, Capas, Tarlac.


The Army is pleased to welcome anyone who is up to the challenge and will pass the requirements of the course.

The priority candidates in filling up this quota are as follows:

  • qualified professionals
  • graduate of MS43 and Advance ROTC
  • college graduates who completed 72 units in college/tertiary level
  • high school graduates but must have technical/vocational skills needed by the AFP

Technical and vocational skills shall be supported by a certification from the employer of at least one (1) year work experience not including on-the-job training.

Applicants must likewise possess the following requirements:

  • natural-born Filipino citizen
  • at least 18 years old and must not be 27 years old on or before the date of appointment as candidate soldier (no more age waiver shall be issued by the command)
  • at least 5’0’’ or 60 inches in height (height waiver shall likewise not be granted)
  • unmarried and without child
  • of good moral character
  • no pending case in any court

Candidates must pass the Philippine Army Aptitude Test Battery (PAATB), the only qualifying test for applicants for enlistment in the PA and is valid for two years. It is composed of three sets: Verbal Reasoning; Mathematical Ability; and Abstract Reasoning.


Recruiting units however, can set other exams to further screen applicants with regard to their skills.


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

  • Original Transcript of Record/Form 137
  • Original College Diploma
  • Original Birth Certificate (NSO)
  • Valid Identification Card
  • 2x2 Picture

Once all pre-requisites are satisfied, the candidates shall undergo three months Basic Military Training after which they must proceed to a 3-month Specialization Course. After the training, applicants will be enlisted into the Regular Force, AFP as Private (E-1).

If one is aspiring to be an Officer, s/he must undergo series of examinations and board interviews and must be a Baccalaureate Degree holder.

There are two institutions that train future Army officers: the Philippine Military Academy and the Officer Candidate School of the Training and Doctrine Command of the Philippine Army.
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.


The Philippine Army continues to intensify its recruitment efforts to be responsive of the changing times and comply with the needs of quality command troops.















*** To know more about the Army recruitment process, applicants can inquire through the Personnel Officer (G1) of the Infantry Divisions, or the Army Recruitment Center (PLDT +632845-9555 local 6843).   To see more information, please click this link: Philippine Army Reruitment Website



70 comments:

  1. Sir, paano po ba ang process ng Direct Enlistment? Isinasama po ba sila sa training ng mg CS? Maraming Salamat po

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  2. Sir, gaano katagal ang tour of duty?

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  3. Sa G1 ng Infantry Division na ninyo mismo itanong ang detalya sa Direct Enlistment dahil sila lamang ang pwede magrekomenda nito.

    Isabay pa rin sa training ng regular CSC ang mapasama sa ganitong klaseng enlistment.

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    1. Sir magandang araw... pwede po ba kahit high school graduate lang po....

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    2. Sir magandang araw... pwede po ba kahit high school graduate lang po....

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    3. Sir magandang araw... pwede po ba kahit high school graduate lang po....

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  4. 3yrs ang enlistment ng mga sundalo. Kung ayaw na ipagpatuloy ang serbisyo, pwede namang hindi na mag-reenlist.

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    1. Sir pwede po ba magaral sa Philippine Army kahit high school graduate lang?

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  5. eric (nurseric2012@yahoo.com.ph9/03/2012 12:07:00 PM

    sir ask ko lang po how to be a military nurse/commisioned officer? and pwede po ba akong mag apply kahit hindi ako nag ROTC nung collge?

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  6. sir Eric. i sent you an email msg regarding your inquiry. kindly check.

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  7. sr,,magandang araw..gusto ko sanang makapasok sa hukbong katihan ng pilipinas,,,,....gusto ko po sanang mag serbisyo sa bayan....ako po ay taga laking cebu...26 age...5\5..graduete ng computer hardwer services sa tiesda sr..ambition ko sana na mag serbisyo sa bayan at maipagtanggol ang bayan sa kasamaan.....sana matulongan ninyo ako sr......09054102580

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  8. Good day! Sir. nagpapa active ako sa reservist sa 402nd ARESCOM ng Camp Riego de Dios. galing po ako sa ibang service unit when im in college taking PAF ROTC. pero d aq nabigyan ng Certificate at ung SN ko d na po mahanap sa Campus namin. sa Villamor ko na lang raw kunin. pero sabi rin sa ARESCOM matagal ang issuance ng transfer of service unit. Ang tanong ko. pwede po bang back to start ako ulit sa PA ako magpapa enlist need p b ako umattend ng ROTC? Your suggestion is highly appreciated. Thank you Sir.

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  9. Marlon, mukhang late ka nang nagpasya na pumasok sa serbisyo. Up to 26 yrs old lamang ang kinukuha ng Army para sa enlistment.

    Antonio, mas maiging bisitahin mo ang G1 ARESCOM o kaya ang NCRRCDG para makuha ang lahat ng detalye ng kanungan mo. Pwede mong tawagan ang number na 8459555 at ipakonek mo sa local number ng G1, NCRRCDG.

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  10. sir, gusto ko pong maging sundalo pero 29 years old na po ako. im a Registered Social Worker (RSW). nagtapos ng Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW). Ph.D in Social Development ang kasalukuyang pinag-aaralan ko ngayon. gusto ko po makatulong sa AFP at syempre sa bayan natin. retired soldier ang tatay ko... advise nya sa akin pasok ako. sa AFP. can i join the ARMY? huli na po ba ang lahat? balak ko pa rin pumasok. pls reply.

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  11. Am I still eligible to enlist? I'm 23 years old, married and have one child. My grandfather was a PC and my Uncle was a retired gen.

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  12. If you read the article, you will know all the answer to your questions. Thanks! :-)

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  13. Sir' High School lang po ang natapos ko. Pwede po ba akong maging sundalo? maliit pa ako gusto ko na po maging isang sundalo.

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  14. I did read it sir, but I've read on some forums that I can still enlist even though I'm already married and have a child. The thing is, I need to sign some sort of waiver or consent. I don't have any means to confirm this though.

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  15. What I have posted there are the requirements. There is no mention about exemption to the listed prerequisites like:

    -must be single
    -must be 5ft in height

    Try to go to the Army Recruitment Center, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City if my word is not enough.

    I also posted the contact number.

    Thanks!

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  16. Sir, ask ko po..

    May eye vision requirements po ba?
    I mean is it possible na ma disqualify agad if sira ang vision mo, what I mean is nag sasalamin ung tao..

    So far sa ARESCOM pa po ako aapply since ROTC Basic Grad po ako at planning to continue Advance soon.. Plano korin po kasi mag join sa Regular Force after I graduate college..

    Ung nag hohold back po sakin mag isip na sasali sa Regular Force e nag sasalamin po kasi ako..

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  17. sir. good afternoon im leo belen from laguna a graduate of bs information technology. sir... also a advance graduate of advance rotc... i really wanted to served to our mother country... tanung ko lang sir.. is there still a chance makapasuk po ako sa phil army even though i have a problem regards on eye vision... 20/25 na po kasi ang vision ko sir...due to using of computer. sir matotolungan niu po ba ako sir... slamt sir.. god bless... this is my cp no... if you sir...want me to communicate personaly or thrugh phone... salmat po..

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  18. this is my contact no sir... 09461131329

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  19. Hi sir! I am really a frustrated soldier to be. In fact, when I was in college, I took up Advanced ROTC instead of the National Service Training Program. I have attempted so many times taking the qualifying examinations and always ended up to nothing. If I wasnt able to pass the applications on time, my fears of rejection would dominate me. Babae po kasi ako na lagi nalang na didiscriminate pag dating sa mga ganitong bagay. Lagi nilang sinasabi na napaka hirap ng training to the point na mag sasayang lang daw ako ng time at mag susunog ng balat if I failed the test. But that wont really stop me. I really want to be a soldier because aside from the common reason ng mga aspirants of having the strong urge of serving the country, I have also this gut feel na I can also lead men and women in combat kahit na babae ako. And I am 100% sure that the philippine army would instill me the discipline in order to lead. Medyo arrogant siguro ang dating ng comment kong to but thats what I really feel..hehe..pasensya na po..I do hope na sana, welcome na welcome talaga ang mga babaeng tulad namin. Your blog really rocks sir!! please keep posting pa po about your escapades as a soldier kasi, nagiging motivation ko siya to follow my intuition to be in service. I really salute you as well as your fellow soldiers! more power po sir! thank you so much..

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  20. gud day sir idol na idol ko po ang inyung katpangan bilang isang magiting na scout ranger nabasa ko po kasi ang inyung kwento tungkol sa bakbakan sa patikul..sir ask kulang wala pa bang qouta dito sa mindanao,paxado napo aku sa afpatb 92 po ang skor ko 5'5 ang hayt tpoz nagcollege aku sir pero 1st year lng bscriminology at nkatpoz. na aku rotc,22 napo aku at single..interesado po aku sir at matagal ko na po tung pinangarap

    roque onrejas jr. ng general santos ito po ang cp# ko 09073853422

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  21. Shie Marie, just take the exam again and again until you pass. There is no discrimination in the Army; women soldiers are given equal opportunities but with some limitations. For example, we don't send female soldiers for actual combat duties in the frontlines as of this time. But, we have female soldiers performing support tasks/admin jobs in the battalion level. Rendering military service is not only through combat duties. We can be of service in any way we can.

    Roque Onrejas, by 1st quarter pa malalaman ang quota ng mga units. Every year merong quota kaya no problem yan.

    Mr Anonymous, Pwedeng maging sundalo ang HS graduate kaya lang, syempre mas nakakalamang ang college level o college graduate. Mas maigi rin kung merong special skills kagaya ng Driver (hindi motorsiklo kundi 4 wheeled vehicle), computer operator, electrician.

    Leo, merong physical/medical exams at maaaring iyan ang maging problema mo dahil hindi pinapalampas ang merong mga problema sa vision.

    Sa nagtatanong ng 'Direct Enlistment', don nyo na mismo itanong sa nagsabi. Ito ay processed sa Division level. Sila ang mag-justify kung bakit kailangang-kailangang ipasok under this mode of recruitment ang isang aplikante.

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  22. Good day sir, gusto ko sumali ng PA. my posting ba dito sa blog nyo? about quota and kailan po bukas ang tangapan para sa taong 2013 PA applicant.
    Salamat po!

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  23. Good am po sir. Qng dpo aq ngkkmali.. sbi nung g1 s mga lampas n ang age. Pdi pong pumasok muna s CAA. Pra mgkron p ng chnce mkpsok.. tama po b?

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  24. A pleasant evening sir,ask lang po kung pwede po bang pumasok ang 2 years vocatioal graduated sa scout ranger po?at kung saan po yong training camp po ng scout ranger?pangarap ko po talagang maging scout ranger...maraming salamat po sir.godbless you po.i attch my no.po 09991655469 thank you po.

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  25. Sir, gud eve! Ung anak ko pangarap nia magng isang katulad nio. Gusto nia pong pumasok sa PMA. Graduating na po cia ng hgh school a16yrs old lalaki po anak ko.5'10 in height.. Ask ko lang po kng ano mga requirements for taking exam sir. Thanks sir. Waiting for the response sir. Mrs. Gemma Cabunoc.

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  26. Good day, sir. I have already passed the AFPATB with the score of 103.33, then i went to LAD in Camp O' donnell, Capas, Tarlac last january 13 of this year. My concern is that i am a bit heavy in weight (you know what i mean, sir) and mataas din po blood pressure ko...Kindly, give me some sort of infos regarding these matters on how should i make it up. Thank you


    Michael Lester Mallari from Macabebe, Pampanga

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  27. sir saan po ba ang may kuta dis year sa candidate soldier.tnx

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  28. Sir ask ko lang anu kaibahan nang enlisted sa candidate soldier? Magkaiba ba age limit nito?

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  29. Sir pag nkapasa na po sa EXAM pano makakapasok sa traning at ano po mga kailangan na requirments?

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  30. hi Sir...is there any way i can get into AFP na ndi kelangan dumaan sa mga physical training? ndi ko nmn gus2 mapunta sa combat ang gusto ko po sana sa INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY. never aqng nag try mag apply sa kahit anong branch ng AFP para maging sundalo kc khit maipasa ko lhat ng exam babagsak ako sa weight hehehe...7yrs na aqng DPA eh gus2 ko nmn po sna ng growth ung mkasama sa mga stake out at may malinaw na job order.professional nmn aq pro sa plantilya lng ako nklagay.sa mga handler ko thank you sa experience. :D

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  31. sir..gud day im lucino perlta,23 years old,single from cdo.naghanap po ba kayo ng mekaniko.?i graduated my course at camiguin polytechnic state college with the degree of bachelor of technology major in automotive,s/y 2010-2011.and i have three years experience especially in engine overhauling gas in diesel engine..kasalukuyan po ako nagtatrabaho sa auto repair shop here in cagayan de oro..nagpunta na ako sa camp evanghelista patag army recrutement agency..hindi po ako naka take ng exam asi,4"11 lang ang height ko..gusto ko maging mechanic soldiers para makatulong sa AFP at magamit ko ang natapos sa ko..sana sir matolongan mo ako kahit maka take ng exam..thank you sir and god bless....
    eto po ang cell no.09261089396

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  32. Hi sir....maari po ba akong mging soldier khit na vocational course lang po ang ntapos ko..computer literacy lang po ang ntapos ko tpos vocational pa yan po kc ang dream ko khit mga couzin ko..hndi po kc nmin alm if paano pmasok ng pagsusundalo ..16 years old plang po ako pro willing na po tlaga ako magsundalo..

    :-) I hope po na mgiging soldier ako someday..

    #karen:-)

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  33. Hi Sir! gustong gusto ko pong maging sundalo kaso meron na po akong isang anak, 1st year college po ako ng BS marine engineering pero titigil ako dahil di na kaya ng finance. 17 years old po ako na willing mag bigay ng serbisyo sa bayan, gustong gusto ko pong maging Army pero baka bawal ata pag may anak na. pwede pa po ba yun? Thank You Sir!

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  34. sir gud PM po...apply sana aq ng scout ranger candidate soldier..board passer po aq criminologist sir 23 years of age tga zamboanga del norte.san po b pwd mag apply ng CS ng scout ranger at kailan po kuta sir?ty po sir..GODBLZ

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  35. Sir, Kelan po ba ang PAATB? Meron po ba ngayon before matapos ang 2013 or by next year na ulit?
    Thank u po..

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  36. good day sir, may pamangkin po ako hangang 3rdyear highschool lang po siya pero nakatapos ng tesda, 19 yrs old, 5'4 pwede po ba siya makapasok sa AFP.?

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  37. Sir san po ba may qouta this year? For CSC sana po matulungan niyo po ako. Ako po c kevin keith ross eto po number ko 09289876699

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  38. sir,, nag start na po ba ang processing sa scout ranger ? gosto ko po mag scout ranger

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  39. ,gud day sir..gust0 q0 rin sanangag army kas0 32 y/o n p0 ak0..kumuha narin ak0 ng battery exam kas0 79% lang p0 aq0..magrereservist nlang sana p0 ak0 kas0 p0 wala p0 ak0ng sN magrotc muna p0 b ak0

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  40. sir tanung q lng poh, waiting poh aq for PFT mag 2 months na wala parin, kc ngaung Sept 1, 2014 mag 27 na aq, qualified parin poh ba un, SALAMAT poh,

    name; genno f. diocton
    09215359579

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  41. Only a gullible fool would joined the AFP and be a slave and private army of the oligarch.

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  42. tumpak ka jan Mr. Anonymous8/04/2014 08:37:00 PM
    Totoo nga yun... Usually mga classmate ko na bolakbol sa H.S. and college ang mag joined sa army. Di nila iniisip na magiging tuta sila sa mga korupt na politiko.. Parang Guinea Pigs... Lol... Stupid Army.. They have Armed but with no Forces.. Kakatuwa talaga.. Nagiging "Laughing Stock ang Armed Forces ng Bansa

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  43. Mga Co-Anonymous kong tsong.. Lakas ng dating nyo ah! Full Force in terms of ARROGANCE and STUPIDITY! Kung away nyo sumali sa Army wala namang pumipilit sa inyo. karapatan nyo yan, Pasalamat kayo sa mga Sundalong inaalispusta nyo at may nagproprotekta sa kalayaang inaabuso nyo.

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  44. sir ung CS po sir kailangan pa ba mag take ng AQE at SWE

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  45. sir ask ko lang po kailan ang processing ng csc sa camp.evangelista tapos napo ako sa personal requirements,,

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  46. ako po si rodrigo baliwag 09174132196 rod baliwag@gmail.com

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  47. sir ask ko lang po kailan ang processing ng csc sa camp.evangelista tapos napo ako sa personal requirements,,

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  48. Sir ask lng po ako pwde pa pobang pumasok sa army khit hinde completo ang ngepin?marami kasi ang sabi2 pag hinde completo ang ngepin hinde pwde sa sundalo totoo poba yun sir?jamea klien nga pi pala sir salamat

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  49. Sir hindi po ako nakapag ROTC, MS43 pwede parin po ba kong mag apply maging sundalo?

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  50. sir magandang araw ho! sir ako pala si Dondonico p. duaban , gusto ko pong maka pasok sa AFP. sir 19 years old po ako sir na may taas na 5'9.. isang taon lang poh ang natapos ko sa kolihiyo sa kursong kriminology.. at sir nkapag rotc po ako kaso hndi ako nabigyan ng certificate...sir matanong lang ano po gawin ko para mka pasok sa AFP. ito po number ko sir 09752157611

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  51. Sir good day po.. fresh college graduate po ako this yeaR.. 24 years old na po ako I want to join the Army and be an officer through the OCS, pero sir nearsighted po ako.. I really want to serve our country.. salamat po sir..

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  52. Sir good day po.. fresh college graduate po ako this yeaR.. 24 years old na po ako I want to join the Army and be an officer through the OCS, pero sir nearsighted po ako.. I really want to serve our country.. salamat po sir..

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    1. benigno iglesias12/08/2015 09:10:00 PM

      Pre.. makikibakbakan ka ba ng malapitan?? Ano yon boxing??...

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  53. Sir good day po, nasa PNP po ako ngayun sir gusto ko po sana lumipat sa army pwede pa kaya sir? 26 na po ako, gusto ko po tlga sa AFP

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  54. Good day sit,,,, pwede po ba ako mah join kahit nd ako tapos ng college.... Ask ko lng sir kase panggarap ko maging army......, thank you sir

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  55. Good Day Sir. What if po ang gusto ko lang ay sa office ako kasi po college graduate po ako. paano po yun. may skills din po ako about sa computer. Thankyou po

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  56. benigno iglesias12/08/2015 09:03:00 PM

    Pngarap ko to dati..khit hanggang ngayon.. kya lang sa pngarap nalang talaga.. 29 na ako.. married..one son.. pero kung nangailangan ng dagdag army ang AFP sasali ako.. lam nman ntin ang tension sa china at pilipinas.. palaban yata to!!!..

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  57. SIR GOODEVENIN SIR PERMISSION TO SPEAK SIR

    TATANONG KO LANG SIR PANO PAG HS GRADUATE OR COLLEGE UNDER GRADUATE? PWEDE PA DIN PO MAGAPPLY AS CANDIDATE SOLDIER? NABASA KO PO KASI YUNG NEED NANG TECHNICAL SKILL AT KAILANGAN MAY WORK EXPERIENCE NA ONE YEAR AT YUNG CERTIFICATE FROM EMPLOYER? PAKI PALIWANAG PO SIR THANK YOU
    SIR THANK YOU SIR

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  58. Sir ask ko lang po if ever ntpos mo ung ocs. Combat position ln b ang designation mo. My posibility bng mpnta ka sa non combat position? Salamat po.

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  59. Hi po sir
    Magandang araw hu sa inyu
    Pwede hu ba ako mag aplay ng Sundalo
    High school graduate lang ako
    Pero marunong po ako mag drive ng four wheled vehicle at may lisensya din hu ako

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  60. Yan hu talaga pangarap ko sa buhay
    Ang makapaglingkod sa ating bansa Sir
    24 years old na ako ngayon
    Sanay matulungan niyo ako Sir
    God bless hu sa inyu Sir

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  61. Good day!

    Sir, inquire lang po..I'm 27 y/o college graduate and currently passed the AFPSAT(September 2016) with passing Grade of Grade B qualified for next exams(AQE/SWE) for OCC. But, my question is mkapasok po ba ako sa Army medyo malabo na po kasi mata ko (nka.eyeglass na) nearsighted po, and sa dental requirements po (okay lang po if mayroon 1 denture sa front) .. Thanks for your feedback and more power.

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  62. Good day!

    Sir, inquire lang po..I'm 27 y/o college graduate and currently passed the AFPSAT(September 2016) with passing Grade of Grade B qualified for next exams(AQE/SWE) for OCC. But, my question is mkapasok po ba ako sa Army medyo malabo na po kasi mata ko (nka.eyeglass na) nearsighted po, and sa dental requirements po (okay lang po if mayroon 1 denture sa front) .. Thanks for your feedback and more power.

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    1. may age limit ba sa pag'take ng exam of AFPSAT?

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    2. Depende pag Candidate Soldier not more than 26 y/o.. pag Officer Candidate Course not more than 29 y/o man cguro.

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