Friday, April 14, 2017

PAF Releases Officer Candidate Exam Results for CL-2018

Congrats to our future Air Force Officers!

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) announced the list of applicants who succefully passed the Office Candidate Course (OCC) qualifying exam for class 2018.

The Officer Candidate exam was conducted from February 8 to March 19, 2017  at designated exam centers nationwide.

The list of successful examiners is now available at PAF website and a copy is also embedded  here below:

As advised by PAF, passers  will take the physical fitness test at Col Jesus Villamor Air ase, Pasay City on 17 0430H April 2017 and should wear white short, blue short, rubber shoes (for female with cycling short), bring 2 pencils, and 2 valid IDs.

The Physical Fitness Test which includes push ups, sit ups, and 3.2km run. Wow, that sounds so challenging isn’t it?

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

PNP Needs 14,000 Police Officers for 2017 | Know How to Apply Online #PO1

Camp Crame, Quezion City - Based on the data posted by Directorate for Personnel, and Records Management (DPRM , the Philippine National Police (PNP is currently in need of over 14,000 policer officers to fill in the regular quota and attrition for 2017.

The attrition recruitment quota is intended to replenish personnel loss due to separation from the service or retirement.

The regular recruitment quota on the other hand is intended to bolster public safety forces in different police regional offices in the country thus to ensure peace and order.

The PO1 Regular Recruitment Program will commence on April 3, 2017 while the PO1 Attrition Recruitment Program is scheduled June of the same year. 

According to the PNP website, the general qualifications for aspiring police officers:

1. A citizen of the Philippines;

2. A person of good moral character;

3. Must have passed the psychiatric/psychological, drug and physical tests.

4. Must possess a formal baccalaureate degree from a recognized learning institution;

5. Must possess any of the following eligibilities;

RA No. 1080
PD No. 907
(For Lateral Entrants), RA No. 1080 (Board and Bar Examinations)

6. Must not have been dishonorably discharged from the military employment or dismissed for cause from any civilian position in the government;

7. Must not have been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude;

8. Must be at least one meter and sixty-two centimeters (1.62m) in height for male and one meter and fifty-seven centimeters (1.57m);

9. Must weigh not more or less than five kilograms (5 kgs) from the standard weight corresponding to one’s height, age, and sex;

10. Must not be less than twenty-one (21) nor more than thirty (30) years of age

How to Apply

All application for CY 2017 PO1 Recruitment Program will be done thru our PNP ORAS.

The Recruitment Online Application System is a web based and central recruitment application system that will simplify the submission of accomplished PNP PO1 Application Form. it will also address queries regarding the recruitment process. Further, this system will greatly help applicants to minimize the hassle or stress in applying to become a police officer.

You have what it takes to become a Police Officer? Join the PNP and make a difference!

PNP Online Recruitment Application System FAQs #PNP #DPRM

Encountered some unexpected errors while processing your application with PNP ORAS? Read the FAQs below provided by PNP DPRM to keep you informed!


1. Invalid Log-in..
answer: If you have already received the PNP DPRM e-mail containing your username and password but failed to log in.. You should click the activation link inside the said e-mail to activate your log in details.. if youve already done the above and still failed to log in.. please email us your email address with your fullname at (we will consolidate the emails this weekend and on tuesday April 11, 2017 and you will be asked to register again)

2. Name already exist or e-mail already exist..
answer: please email us your email address with your fullname at (we will consolidate the emails this weekend and on tuesday April 11, 2017 and you will be asked to register again)

3. "This site cant be reached"
answer: poor internet connection (your side)

4. Wrong input by the applicant whether Name, birthday or e-mail address..
answer: please email us your email address with your fullname at (we will consolidate the emails this weekend and on tuesday April 11, 2017 and you will be asked to register again)

5. Didnt receive the PNP DPRM email?
answer: please email us your email address with your fullname at (we will consolidate the emails this weekend and on tuesday April 11, 2017 and you will be asked to register again)

6. All fields and requirements are submitted and attached but nothing appear in RAF..
answer: please email us your email address with your fullname at (we will consolidate the emails this weekend and on tuesday April 11, 2017 and you can reentry all your information along with the attachments)

7. How are you to know if your application were submitted and saved?
answer: when you click the save after you click the submit button (please dont click multiple times) wait around more than a minute to save.. a pop up (color black) at the upper right side of the screen will prompt you that your application has been successfully saved.


1. To all that will register again.. please use gmail account..
you can register a new gmail account at

2. Please dont spam our e-mail account for us to serve you better..

3. Please use your real name and birthday at registration..


April 3, 2017, 3PM 
- To all applicants having problems with the information in their Recruitment Application Form (RAF), you may now correct wrong inputs by editing your application form. You may edit your application form by logging in on the PNP ORAS website and editing it from there. Don't forget to click "Submit" to save the changes. Please note that you may only edit your information ONCE.

Source : RSD DPRRM

Friday, April 07, 2017

List : Bank Schedules for the Holy Week 2017

MANILA, Philippines – Most banks will be closed starting Maundy Thursday, April 13, while some are keeping select branches open for this year’s Lenten holidays or Holy week this 2017.

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)

All BPI and BPI Family Savings Bank branches and kiosks nationwide will be closed from April 13, 2017, Maundy Thursday to April 16, 2017, Easter Sunday. Regular bank operations will resume on April 17, 2017, Monday.

We encourage our clients to complete their banking transactions ahead of the long weekend.

Clients may pay their bills before April 12 to ensure timely posting of payments. Payments made from April 13 to 16 will be posted on April 18, Tuesday.

For other concerns, clients may reach BPI’s 24/7 contact center at 89-100.

Banco De Oro (BDO)

In observance of the Holy Week, all BDO branches will remain open to serve clients’ banking transactions until Wednesday, April 12. Regular branch operations will resume on April 17.
Meanwhile, BDO’s ATM network is ready to handle clients’ transactions during this period.

Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank)

In observance of the Holy Week, all PSBank branches nationwide will be closed on April 13 and 14, 2017.
Meanwhile, all our 618 ATMs will be online and PSBank Mobile and PSBank Online will be available for your banking transactions.
For inquiries or concerns, please call our 24/7 Customer Experience Hotline at (632) 845-8888.

Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metrobank)

List of MetroBank branches to Open During Holy Week 2017

Security Bank

In view of the coming holidays, Security Bank branches will be closed on the following dates:

April 13, Thursday (Maundy Thursday)
April 14, Friday (Good Friday)
April 15, Saturday (Black Saturday)
The banking public is advised to do their banking transactions by April 12, Wednesday, to avoid inconvenience.

Regular operations of all branches will resume on April 17, Monday.

No advisory so far..
  • Philippine National Bank (PNB)
  • United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB)
  • One Network Bank (ONB)
  • Union Bank
  • EastWest Bank
  • Maybank Schedule
  • Security Bank
  • China Bank Schedule

Check back this post soon as major banks have not yet released the schedule of their operations for the Holy Week.

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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

How to Avail PAG-IBIG Free Mass Wedding? Requirements and Registrations Tips

Are you planning to get married next year by joining the Pag-IBIG sponsored Mass Wedding  with your partner? Cheers! This article is for you!

Pag-ibig usually sponsors free mass wedding yearly, every February for its members who will be tying the knot. But only with limited slots per city.

Last year, Pag-Ibig Fund accommodate a total of 2,400 couples nationwide from its members, either new couples or live-in partners of five years who are at least 25 years old.

Participating couples will be provided a free reception that includes meals, venue, music and entertainment; symbolic gifts or wedding rings; giveaways; and raffle items for a chance to win one unit house and lot, Kabuhayan packages, and household items.

The winning couple shall select from a list of acquired assets to be offered by the Fund from four various locations namely Luzon, National Capital Region (NCR), Visayas and Mindanao.

These documents are necessary requirements so they can get assistance and in preparation of marriage documents.

PAG-IBIG Mass Wedding Feb 2016, Zamboanga  City- PIA


For new couples
- Seminar certificates from the local civil registrar (CENOMAR)

New couples need to submit birth certificate and certificate of no marriage (Cenomar), among others.Marriage application fee, marriage license fee and advice or consent fee is worth P50 pesos.For male or female aged 18 to 20 years old, a parental consent is required with the father’s signature, which if in any case is deceased, can be substituted with the mother’s signature. For those who are 21 to 24 years old, a parental advice is required with signatures from both father and mother.

For live-in partners, they need to present a birth record of children; either birth certificate, baptismal certificate, immunization card, crib card or school record.

How to Register

Interested participants may register at the Marketing and Sales Division of Pag-Ibig Fund anywhere in the country, call PAG-IBIG hotline at 724-4244 or send an email to

Registration forms are available at any Pag-IBIG offices in Mandaue, Mactan, Danao, Bogo, Cebu City Ayala, Cebu City-Colon Street, Talisay City, Zamboanga, Davao, etc 

Bring all neccessary marriage requirements to PAG-IBIG Office
The deadline is to be announced next year by PAG-IBIG Office

For more inquiries, interested couples may contact Pag-Ibig Fund +632 421-9447 or email

From 2012 to 2016, the Fund was able to wed over 16,000 couples in 118 venues nationwide. The annual event strengthened Pag-IBIG’s linkage and cooperation with LGUs and regional offices of the Department of Tourism, since the venues were at some of the country’s top tourist attractions and chief cities and municipalities.

Join thousands of couples nationwide as they exchange their I do's and win exciting prizes and Pangkabuhayan package in this momentous and once-in-a-lifetime event.

List : Important Hotlines to Save for Holy Week Travelers

As the holy week is fast approaching our kababayans are now preparing to commemorate the life, death and resurrection of the Savior Jesus Christ with their love ones. Since its non-working holiday many will take the opportunity to travel going home to meet their extended families for bonding or make unwind as well.

In line with the celebration, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council issued contact details for travelers during the Holy Week. The list includes various government agencies to be contacted in case of emergency, rescue or public inquires.

911 Emergency Hotline
- Police, Fire, Rescue and national emergency calls

Maritime Industry Authority
0917-SUMBONG (0917-7888664)

Philippine Coast Guard
0917-PCGDOTC (0917-7243682)

Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board
0921-4487777, 4262515

Toll Regulatory Board

Ninoy Aquino International Airport
0917-TEXNAIA (0917-8396242)

Civil Aviation Board

Office of Transport Security
0919-9999OTS (0919-9999687), @otsdotc

Light Rail Transit Authority, Philippine National Railways

Meanwhile, other agencies with contact details include:

Department of Transportation and Communications
Facebook: DOTCPhilippines
Twitter: @DOTCPhilippines

Department of Social Welfare and Development
9318101 to 07
Twitter: @dswdserves

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority
882-0854, 882-0893
Facebook: MMDAPH
Twitter: @mmda

Twitter: @dost_pagasa

Armed Forces of the Philippines
Facebook: armedforcesofthephilippines
Twitter: @TeamAFP

Philippine National Police
Facebook: pnp.pio
Twitter: @pnppio

Department of Interior and Local Government
Twitter: @dilg

Philippine Red Cross
336-8627, 524-5787
Facebook: phredcross
Twitter: @philredcross

Department of Public Works and Highways
Facebook: dpwhph
Twitter: @DPWHph

Project NOAH
882-0854, 882-0893, 882-0871
Facebook: dostnoah
Twitter: @DOST_projnoah

Department of Health
711-1001, 711-1002
Facebook: OfficialDOHgov
Twitter: @DOHgovph

Philippine Coast Guard
Facebook: TanodBaybayinNgPilipinas
Twitter: @PhilCoastGuard1

Source : NDRRMC / GMA

Sunday, April 02, 2017

How to Identify Fake Travel Agencies - DOT

Davao City, Philippines - Traveling helps an individual to find a happy place for relaxation and to escape from a busy long day working habit. It also a way to try something new and discover something different.

Since summer vacation has already started, many travel agencies have posted different tour packages and promos via internet especially through social media. Fake travel agencies are also riding on it, so be sure your travel agency is legitimate and not be a victim of a counterfeit activity.

The Department of Tourism urged the people to more aware of this instances and better be informed of the ways on how to identify fake travel agencies.

As what Undersecretary for Tourism Regulation, Coordination and Resource Generation (TRCRG) Alma Rita Jimenez introduced the reminder “WISE” as a standard for validating the authenticity of a travel agency:

W- Work out your Travel plans;
I - Identify your tour/travel agencies;
        S - See if they are accredited;
E - Engaged only those verified.

DOT recommends the travelers to visit their website to check and verify if the travel agency is accredited and the legitimacy of a travel agent.

Jimenez also reminds the public to be more apprehensive about the tour packages that are very cheap, as she said “ Tandaan lang ng mga tao kung masyadong mura, baka naman sila talaga ay mapapamura dahil naloloko lng tlaga sila sa mga paketa nag anon.”

She also emphasize that the travelers should compare the prices of the tour packages with other recognized online booking sites such as Agoda. Lastly she also advised to pay via credit cards or paypal as a mode of payment as it is considered more “secure” rather than bank deposit payment system avoid questionable malpractice.

Sources : PNA / PIA / DOT

PAF now has 8 FA-50 Supersonic Jet Fighters

The Philippine Air Force officially received the fourth batch of FA-50PH jets with tail number 007 and 008 on March 29, 2017, at the Haribon Hangar, Air Force City, Clark Air Base in Pampanga with the Vice Commander of PAF, Major General Conrado V Parra Jr AFP, as Guest of Honor.

The FA-50 is a multi role fighter variant of KAI's T-50 Golden Eagle supersonic advanced jet trainer.

It is capable of carrying short range air-to-air missiles, air-to-surface missiles with countermeasures such as chaffs and infrared flares.

With the arrival of the fourth batch of FA-50PH jets, the PAF now has eight jets in its inventory while the delivery of the rest of the jets will be completed within 2017.

The last batch of brand new FA-50 fighter jets is expected to arrive at the Haribon Hangar, Air Force City, Clark Air Base, Mabalacat City, Pampanga, Philippines on May 2017.

The FA-50PHs has a top speed of Mach 1.5 or one and a half times the speed of sound and is capable of being fitted air-to-air missiles, including the AIM-9 "Sidewinder" air-to-air and heat-seeking missiles aside from 20mm automatic cannons. The design is largely derived from the F-16 "Fighting Falcon", and they have many similarities: use of a single engine, speed, size, cost, and the range of weapons.

The FA-50PHs uses a single General Electric F404-102 turbofan engine license-produced by Samsung Techwin, upgraded with a full authority digital engine control system jointly developed by General Electric and KAI.

The FA-50 fighter variant has won export orders from Iraq and the Philippines, while Indonesia and Thailand selected the T-50 system.

The Golden Eagle family has a T-50 jet trainer, TA-50 LIFT advanced trainer & attack variant, and FA-50 lightweight fighter. The TA-50 and FA-50 are especially attractive as lightweight export fighters, and the ROKAF’s own F-5E/F Tiger II and F-4 Phantom fighters are more than due for replacement. FA-50 will soon replace these fighters.

Photo credits : EfrainNoelMorata / PAF
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