By Jennifer Catan-Tilos
NEGROS ORIENTAL (PIA) — The Philippine Army is set to hold recruitment examinations to qualified Negrenses who want to become soldiers or army officers on April 22 at St. Paul University, Dumaguete City.
Applicants who pass the Armed Forces of the Philippines Service Aptitude Test (AFPSAT) will qualify for the Officer Candidate Course (OCC), Officer Preparatory Course (OPC), and Candidate Soldier Course (CSC).
To qualify for Officer Candidate Course (OCC), applicants must be a baccalaureate degree holder, natural born Filipino and non-dual citizenship of good moral character, single and never been married, at least 5 feet (152 cm) for both male and female, physically, mentally, and psychologically fit for military service, and aged 21 to 29 years upon admission.
Applicants for Officer Preparatory Course (OPC) must be inactive Commissioned Reserve Officer who were commissioned in the Philippine Army under Circular 4 Groups I and Group II, not over 31 years old on the date of Call to Active Duty (CAD), holder of a baccalaureate degree, stands not less than 5 feet (152.4 cm) but not more than 6 feet 4 inches (193.04cm), natural born Filipino, and holder of non-dual citizenship from allied countries.
Qualified for Candidate Soldier Course (CSC) must be 18 to 26 of aged, has taken 72 units in college, however if High School graduate only, must possess a certified skill needed in the military service, at least 5 feet on height, and physically, mentally, and psychologically fit for military service.
Examinees must bring along the following the following documents during the examination; NSO copy of Birth Certificate, Transcript of Records, original Diploma with Form 137-A (for High School graduate), Valid ID, Ball pen and #2 pencil and long folder.
Interested applicants may contact Lt. Jec Mangaoang, information officer of 79th Infantry Battalion Masaligan based in Camp Leon Kilat, Tanjay City at 0977-834-8982. (rmn/jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental/This article was orignally published at PIA Website on April 18, 2016)