Philippine Army starts recruitment of candidate for soldiers

March 10, 2013 6:21 am 

CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City, March 9 — The 4th Infantry “Diamond” Division has started accepting the processing of applicants for Candidate Soldier Course (CSC) for first quarter of 2013 on March 15, 2013, an army official said Friday.

Lt. Col. Eugenio Julio Osias IV, spokesperson of the army’s 4th ID, said the Philippine Army allocated a quota of 100 candidate soldiers for the Fourth Infantry Division this year.

He said applicants should have, at least, 72 units in college while secondary or high school graduates, should submit certification from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) for completion of special skills needed in the military service.

Ages of interested applicants should ranged from 18 to 26 on the start of the training, 5 feet in height for both male and female, must be mentally and physically fit with no pending case in any court.

Osias said that applicants should bring clearances from the city mayor, regional trial court, National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), certificate of residency for a least 10 years in their place of origin.

Those who will qualify on the pre-processing will be advised to proceed at Camp Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City to undergo the next stages of processing of applicants, he said.

Qualified applicants would undergo Candidate Soldier Course to be handled by the 4th Division Training Unit (4DTU) at Battalion Retraining Facility, Kibaritan, Brgy Malinao, Kalilangan, Bukidnon.

While on training candidate soldiers would receive pay and allowances at gross P14,205 per month. When enlisted, a rank of private would have a monthly salary of P20,404 with insurance and health care benefits, housing privileges, job security, and other opportunities for advancement here and abroad.

Osias encouraged able bodied individuals to take advantage of the opportunity of becoming a member of the regular force of the Armed Forces of the Philippines including the opportunity to serve the country. (PNA)

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