PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur, — The Philippine Army’s 1st Infantry “Tabak” Division on Tuesday announced the opening of Candidate Soldier Course that seek to enlist 500 new soldiers into the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
Lt. Col. Jo-Ar Herrera, 1st Infantry Division spokesperson, said the registration for candidate soldier starts on Thursday, June 29, until August 1. The training starts October 1, this year.
The basic requirements to be enlisted into the service are as follows: 18 to 26 years old; five feet and above in height; Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)-authenticated birth certificate with Official Receipt (OR); parents’ marriage contract with OR; Form 137, Transcript of Record, Diploma with dry seal (high school and college); 2×2 pictures with name tag; valid identification cards; and, must attain a score of 45 and above in the AFP Service Aptitude Test (AFPSAT).
Herrera said that interested and qualified applicants can register at the following placed: Gate 2 of the 1st Infantry Division in Upper Pulacan, Labangang, this province; 101st Infantry Brigade, Busbus, Jolo, Sulu; 102nd Infantry Brigade, Sanito, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay; 103rd Infantry Brigade, Campo Ranao, Marawi City; and, 104the Infantry Brigade, Isabela City, Basilan.
Herrera said applicants must also passed the physical fitness exam aside from the written test.
Those who will qualify and successfully complete the Candidate Soldier Course will be assigned with the 1st Infantry Division, the premier unit of the Philippine Army. (Hirohito D. Cadion/PNA)