Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Scholarships for College Teachers Grads #PCARI

The Philippine-California Advanced Research Institutes (PCARI) Project is a capacity building/technology-generating collaborative initiative designed to upgrade to global standards the research, development and innovation capabilities and competencies of the faculty, students and staff of Philippine higher education institutions (HEIs).

They are currently conducting a nationwide information road show which aims to invite students, faculty and staff to apply for scholarship in the United States. According to Kristine Peralta project technical communication staff of PCARI, there are at least 200 available scholarship slots for qualified applicants. Scholars may opt to study at the University of California or in the program's accredited schools in the Philippines.

“We really wanted to go out and tell everyone about this because we want everyone to have an opportunity”said Peralta.

Peralta also stated that for now they only have two major focus areas: one is health, anything health –related including relevant sciences like biology, chemistry, and engineering as well. Although they are also accepting applicants availing scholarships for agriculture related studies, but their research proposals must be related to either health or engineering.

According to Peralta, the main reason why they are focusing on health and engineering related disciplines is because PCARI is aiming to provide solutions to various Philippine societal problems in health and device innovation and to address the country’s need for sustainable and world-class infrastructure as well.

With regards to health research, PCARI is currently working on dengue, malaria, tuberculosis and other diseases.In engineering area, they are addressing concerns on cyber security, online education and governance.

Currently, there are three (3) Filipino scholars who are studying at the University of California after successfully passing the requirements.

Along with the scholarship, there are various benefits that await the scholars, including free tuition and other school fees, transportation allowance, living allowance or stipend, dissemination or conference attendance grant, book allowance, travel or medical insurance, application and other fees, thesis, dissertation, special project grant startup or research grant for engineering degree programs.
Scholars are also given a chance to undergo three to six months of training in any of the UC campuses regardless if they are taking post graduate studies in the PCARI accredited schools in the Philippines or abroad.

PCARI accredited schools in the Philippines are the following, University of the Philippines Campuses in Manila and in Diliman, Quezon City and the Ateneo De Manila University as well.
Requirements and qualification for the scholarships are, the applicant should be a Filipino citizen, they should not be more than 45 years old, the degree sought should be in relevant disciplines and a research proposal aligned with PCARI priority areas.

One of the good things about the scholarship is not deadline was set for the application of the scholarship. Those who are interested you may visit the official BlogSpot of PCARI, or you may send an e-mail to

Monday, August 15, 2016

How to Join PNP Special Action Force | Qualifications, Req'ts, Salary, and Recruitment

Looking for a noble and stable job? Here’s the good news! The Philippine National Police Special Action Force is in need of 2,600 qualified applicants to serve our vast countryside. Below is the pertinent information you need for your application.

What is PNP SAF?

The Special Action Force became the elite unit of the PC in May 16, 1983 under then LT GEN FIDEL RAMOS, the Vice Chief of Staff and Chief of Philippine Constabulary . The SAF unit was initially composed of 60 battle-tested and highly skilled soldiers; only the best warriors coming from the PC Long Range Patrol, Special Operations Group, Light Reaction Unit and other PC striking units. PC MAJ REYNALDO V VELASCO became its first commander.

SAF is a rapid deployment force of the PNP, ready and capable to strike anytime and anywhere in the country in support of other units and other agencies. It is an elite force whose members are trained in both law enforcement and military operations (combined police and military).

Members are assigned regionally or within Metro Manila for various police functions such as counter-terrorist operations in urban and rural areas, commando type unconventional warfare (CUW) against lawless elements over extended periods of time with minimal direction and control, search and rescue operations anywhere during calamities and catastrophes, and civil disturbance management (CDM) operations.

SAF officers are also tapped to provide security to VIPs, including the President of the Philippines and Bilibid Prison.

SAF commandos, troopers by all standards can be compared to United States Ranger.


1. A Filipino Citizen
2. A person of good moral character
3 Physically and mentally fit
4. A baccalaureate degree holder
5. Must have eligibility, either of the ff:
 - PNP Entrance (NAPOLCOM)
 - Career Service Professional (CSE-PPT)
 - RA No. 1080 (Bar and Board Exam)
 - RA No. 6506 (Board of Criminologist)
 - PD No. 906 (CS Eligibility for College Honor Graduates)
6. Must not have been dishonorably discharged from military employment or dismissed from civilian position in the government.
7. Must not have been convicted by final judgment of an office or crime involving moral turpitude.
8. Must be at least 5’4 in height for male and 5’2 for female
9. Must weigh not more or less five kilograms for standard weight corresponding to his/her weight, age, sex;
10. Must not less than 21 and not more than 30 years of age.


  1. Initial requirements to be submitted upon application:
  2. NSO Birth Cert
  3. Criminal Case Decision, if any
  4. Certificate of Height waiver, if any
  5. Certificate of Eligibility ( CSC, NAP, Board)
  6. Certificate of General Weighted Average (GWA)
  7. College diploma


Initial screening and acceptance of application folders:

Please visit the following SAF Mobile Recruitment Offices near your area and bring the complete requirements:

1st Special Action Battalion
Poblacion 2, Santiago, Agusan Del Norte
Contact Number : 0977.811.0558

2nd Special Action Batallion
Morong Gate, Subic Bay Free Port Zone, Olangapo City
Contact Numbers: 0927.217.8690 / 0908.995.2664

4th Special Action Battalion
Cotabato Police Provincial Office , Barangay Amas, Kidapawan City
Contact Number: 0998.578.5237

5th Special Action Battalion
Old ATO, Radar Station, Mercedes , Zamboanga City
Contact Number: 0939.923.8016 / 0917.706.3851

6th Special Action Battalion
Sitio Tan-ao Brgy.  Poblacion II, Sagay City, Negros Occidental
Contact Number: 0929.261.1972
You can also apply at Headquarters SAF, Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan, Taguig City

For more inquiries contact: 0920.834.1342 /  0906.055.1549


Of all police units, only the SAF trains its officers as commandos. The training at the unit’s school in Fort Santo Domingo in Laguna province was as rigorous as the Philippine Army Scout Rangers course.

Like all rookie police applicants, aspiring SAF officers first have to meet the general requirements and documentary requirements for Police Officer 1 (PO1) then undergo the six-month basic public safety course at the National Police Training Institute in Laguna. From there they move on to field training, which takes another six months.

The field training program is like the on-the-job training program for all rookie police, where they are distributed to police stations to get a feel of the daily police grind, ranging from investigation and intelligence work to traffic and patrolling.

Then comes the training unique to the SAF—the commando course, which takes another six months, although in practice, it could take up to two years.

For the duration of the commando course, the trainees live in tarpaulin tents pitched on humid, dusty fields in Fort Santo Domingo. This “tent city” serves as their barracks as they undergo daily physical exercises interspersed with classroom instructions.

Training days usually begins at 4AM and will end at 10PM

Medical is the most reason of drop outs.

The training at the camp has five phases, with subjects ranging from first aid, jungle, mountaineering and navigation techniques to communications, weapons efficiency, combat skills, air to ground support and marksmanship.

SAF training includes mission planning, which sees the students drafting operation plans from real intelligence.

Eventually, the students will be sent out of the camp for field training. But the final phase, the test mission, sees the students deployed on real operations for at least a month.

If they are embroiled in an encounter with enemy forces during the test mission, they will automatically be recommended for graduation.

After graduation the troopers receive their reward: the black beret with the winged sword logo of the SAF.


To be updated..

Do you have what it takes to become an Elite SAF Trooper? Join the service now!


Sunday, August 14, 2016

List of #WalangPasok Monday, Aug 15, 2016 due to Heavy Rains #Habagat

The following cities and provincies have declared class suspensions on Monday, August 15, 2016,  due to heavy rain falls and flash floods enhanced by Southwest Monsoon or Habagat.

Bataan - all levels, public and private
Bacoor, Cavite - all levels, public and private

Metro Manila:

Caloocan - all levels
Las Piñas City - all levels, public and private
Makati City - all levels, public and private
Malabon - all levels
Mandaluyong City - all levels, public and private
Manila City - all levels
Marikina - all levels
Parañaque City - all levels, public and private
Pasay City - all levels, public and private
Pasig City - all levels, public and private
Pateros - all levels, public and private
Quezon City - all levels, public and private
San Juan City - all levels, public and private
Taguig City - all levels, public and private
Valenzuela City - all levels, public and private


Angeles City - all levels, public and private
Bacolor - all levels, public and private
City of San Fernando - all levels, public and private
Guagua - all levels, public and private
Mabalacat City - all levels, public and private
Macabebe - all levels, public and private
Magalang - all levels, public and private
Masantol - pre-school to high school, public and private
Mexico - pre-school to high school, public and private
Minalin - all levels, public and private
San Simon - pre-school to high school, public and private
Sta. Ana - all levels, public and private
Sto. Tomas - all levels, public and private
Sasmuan - all levels, public and private

Pangasinan - all levels


Cainta - all levels, public and private
Rodriguez - all levels, public and private
San Mateo - all levels, public and private
Taytay - all levels, public and private

Tarlac - all levels, public and private

Subic - all levels, public and private
Olongapo City - all levels, public and private

Source : Bomboradyo | GMA News

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The following areas have declared class suspensions on Wednesday, August 10, 2016,  due to inclement weather and heavy rainfall warning from PAGASA.


  • Antipolo City
  • Balayan, Batangas
  • Bataan
  • Biñan, Laguna
  • Cavite
  • Cainta, Rizal
  • Las Piñas
  • Makati
  • Malabon
  • Manila
  • Mandaluyong City
  • Marikina
  • Marilao, Bulacan
  • Meycauayan, Bulacan
  • Obando, Bulacan
  • Parañaque City
  • Pasay City
  • Pasig City
  • Pateros
  • Teresa, Rizal
  • San Pedro, Laguna
  • Taguig City
  • Taytay, Rizal
  • Valenzuela City


  • Batangas Province
  • Caloocan City
  • Navotas
  • Quezon City


  • Angono, Rizal
  • Baras, Rizal
  • Binangonan, Rizal
  • Cardona, Rizal
  • Morong, Rizal
  • Muntinlupa
  • Rodriguez, Rizal
  • San Mateo, Rizal
  • Teresa, Rizal


  • San Juan City 

Monday, August 08, 2016

Look : Cherry Blossom Tree in Mindanao Captivates Tourists

You no longer have to empty your wallets to catch a glimpse of these most beautiful flower in the world by flying to Baguio or Japan.

Photos of Cherryy Blossom tree in Mindanao posted in social has captivates the heart of many local tourists especially women.

The beloved cherry trees in the said photos can be found in Sitio Plamango, a small village two hours away from the municipality of Esperanza in Sultan Kudarat.

Still unknown how the cherry trees grown there but maybe it was planted by locals for oranamental purpose since the area has fine weather suitable for Sakura or any evergreen trees.

Plamango is also known for its mango and durian plantation, falls and breath-taking views.

In Japan, sakura blooms around March to May. In major cities like Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka, the cherry blossom season typically happens in early April -- a major tourist attraction this time of the year.

In June, the first-ever sakura or cherry blossom park in the country was opened in Benguet.

Officials of Atok, Benguet, along with officials from the Kochi prefecture and Japanese embassy planted over 30 cherry blossoms and other kinds of trees from Japan to celebrate the 40th anniversary of sisterhood ties between Japan’s Kochi prefecture and Benguet province.

Photo credits : Esperanza MPS

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Duterte List : Judges, Politicians, Police and Military Officials Involved with Drugs Trade in PH

The saga on drugs continues. President Rodrigo Duterte early Sunday named politicians, members of the judiciary and law enforcers who he said were allegedly involved in illegal drugs.

Here is the complete list of judges, politicians, police and military officials suspected to be involved in the illegal drug trade. Let's pray for the following officials :

Judge Mopas - Dasmarinas Cavite
Judge Reyes - Baguio City
Judge Savilo - RTC branch 13 Iloilo city
Judge Casiple - Kalibo Aklan
Judge Rene Gonzales -
Judge Navidad - Calbayog city
Judge Exekel Dagala - MTC
Judge Dapa - Siargao


Mayor Renaldo Flores - La union
Mayor Dante Garcia - Tubao La union
Mayor Martin De Guzman - Buwang La Union
Mayor Marjorie Apil Salazar - Lasam Cagayan
Mayor Goto Violago - San Rafael Bulacan
Mayor Marino Morales - Mabalakat Pampanga
Mayor Felix Castilo - Abra
Ex Mayor Eufronio Aregel - Agoo La Union
Mayor Jesuceleste Boying - Bolinao Pangasinan
Mayor Jose pepe Miranda - Santiago city Isabela
Mayor Vicente Amante - San Pablo city Laguna
Mayor Ryan Dolor - Buan Batangas
Vice Mayor Edgardo Trinidad - El nido Palawan


Mayor Alex Sentina - Calinog Iloilo
Mayor Julius Ronald palsepikador - Antique
Mayor Jed Mabilog - Iloilo city
Mayor Wilfredo Salangutin - Carles iloilo
Mayor Marciano Malones - Maasim Iloilo
Ex Mayor Michael Rama - Cebu city
Mayor Hector Ong - Lawang Northern Samar
Mayor Rolando Espinosa - Albuena Leyte
Mayor Vida Canamage - Basay Negros oriental
Ex Mayor Madelyn Ong - Northern Samar
Vice Mayor Francis Ansing Amboy - Maasim Iloilo
Mayor Frals Sabalunes - San Fernando Cebu
Atty Antonio Fecina - Iloilo city
Erwin Tongtong Plagata - Iloilo city
Congressman Jessie Rama Nava - Guimaras
Congressman Jefrey Seles - Panay


Mayor Abubakar Abdul kareem - Labangan Zamboanga del sur
Mayor Gamar Janin - Siraway Zamboanga del norte
Mayor David Navaro - Pagadian city Zamboanga del sur
Mayor Bobby Alingan - Kulambugan Davao del norte
Mayor Jusufa Ramin - Iligan city Lanao del norte
Mayor Jessie Alegria - Surigao del norte
Mayor Fahad Salik - Marawi city
Mayor Moh'd Ali Abinal -
Mayor Jamal Dadayan - Buntong Lanao del sur
Mayor Sabula Makabago - Sagiran Lanao del sur
Mayor Moslem Alin Makadatu - Lubatan Lanao del sur
Mayor Rasul Sangki - Ampatuan Maguindanao
Mayor Muntaser Sabal - Talitay Maguindanao
Mayor Vikman Muntawal - Datu Muntawal Maguindanao
Mayor Samsuddin Dimakum - Datu Saudi Maguindanao
Mayor Noriden Salasal - Datu Salibo Maguindanao
Ex Mayor Benahar Telawi - Talipao Sulu
Mayor Reynaldo Paruhinog - Ozamis city
Vice Mayor Nova Princess Paruhinog Chavez - Ozamis city
Omar Solitario Ali - Marami city
Vice Mayor Abdul Wahid Sabal - Talitay Maguindanao
Mayor Oto Muntawal - Datu Muntawal Maguindanao
Nida Dimagkon - Datu saudi Ampatuan Maguindanao
Rafac Salik - Marawi city
Rasmiya Makabagos - Siguran Lanao del sur
Congressman Guilermo Rumarate Jr - Surigao del norte
Former Board member - Ricardo Paruhinog

Military & Police officers:

Rolando Batulaayan
Marastelo Manalo
Roberto Palisoc
Ceceron Ada
Eric Beunaventura
Geraldine Bautista
Ronald Calac
Rodel Samoledo
Cecilio Domingo
Ryan Mendoza
Jefrey Safarica
Norman Adarlo
Mark Canete
Mark Christian Catalina
Allan Carpio
Eric Plazo
Alexander Macabiyo
Johnny Macahilum
Celito Melendrez
Vicente loot
Bernando Diaz
Kashmir Demangcop
Dela Paz
Epil Duenas
Euhenio Malik
De jose
Michael Cortez
Dela Victoria
Onel Nabua
Ibrahim Jabiran
Perfecto Abrasaldo
Roy Henuhales
Ricardo Kamdog
Martin Plaza
Omar Huani
Rommel Mansul
Daryl Paguing
Totong Valdez
Rodrigo Ramos
Reynaldo Dela Victoria
Emnilio Mendoza
Marlo Espinosa
Rechie Mat
Rosyl Elevera
Jessie Balabag
Felomino Turunia
Glen Alicarte
Philip Pantarulia
Gerry Dela Rosa
Bebot Ruiz
Estilito Sulanio
Jurevil oksio
Ernesto Miliones
Lito Montemayor
Vicente Syles
Pj Sait Dreksel
May Rofa
Angels Ponce
Reynaldo Valencia
Leocio Denega
Gerry Mendoza
Remante Dayto
Raymar Dayto
Samura Renato
Allan Manatad
Christy Tingag
Arsad Kasim Niro
Philip Miro
Yamad Loy
Mamadaly ipad
Alfredo Gales
Nicolas Ponce
Burias Abidin

President Duterte ordered soldiers and police officers who were assigned to alleged narco-politicians to report to their mother units within 24 hours.

The narco-cops included the list were likewise ordered to report to the Philippine National Police headquarters within 24 hours.#DuterteNews #NarcoPolitics #Tokhang

Sources : DavaoBreakingNews / ABS-CBN / Sunstar
Credit : Duterte thumbnail pic / SCMP

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

PCGABT Exam Schedule and Venue for 2016

When is the next examination of the Philippine Coast Guard?

Let's get this straightforward. For those who are planning to take the Philippine Coast Guard Aptitude Battery Test (PCGABT), the next wave of the examination is probably around December 2016, that's 6 months from now as of this writing. No fix date so far, let's just wait for further announcement from PCG regarding this matter.

PCG usually conducts 1 exam cycler per year for all qualified PCG applicants nationwide.

Last year, the exam was scheduled from November 14 to December 12 in various PCG recruitment centers.

In the meantime, bookmark this page and follow the coast guard fb page for upcoming updates :

For more inquiries you may contact office of CG-1 (Recruitment Branch) at these numbers 527-8481 local 6114/6113 or via email at :

Photo credit : PCABT Examiners @ Tanod ng Baybaying ng Pilipinas FB

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Advisory : No Classes Areas on Monday, August 1 Due to Carina #WalangPasok

The following areas had declared suspension of on  Monday in anticipation of the impact of severe tropical storm 'Carina'.

Isabel City - Elementary and High School Classes, Public and Private
Abra - all levels in entire province
Benguet - all levels in Mankayan municipality

Cagayan - preschool throughout the province, all levels in the following towns:

  • Sta. Ana
  • Gonzaga
  • Sta. Teresita
  • Buguey
  • Aparri
  • Lal-lo
  • Camalaniugan
  • Allacapan
  • Ballesteros
  • Abulug
  • Pamplona
  • Sanchez Mira
  • Claveria
  • Sta. Paxedes
  • Calayan
  • Lasam
  • Gattaran
  • Rizal

Carina' intensified further into a severe tropical storm and made landfall in Cagayan province on Sunday afternoon , state weather bureau PAGASA said in its 11:00 a.m. weather bulletin on Sunday.

'Carina' is expected to make landfall over Cagayan on Sunday afternoon and will exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Monday morning.
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