Wednesday, September 21, 2016

AFP to Recruit 1000+ Army Engineers in Mindanao for 2016-2017

The Philippine Army is opening its doors for applicants who wish to be a part of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Army Engineers Support Company in Mindanao.

The   AFP Engineer Construction Battalion of the 52EBde in , PA, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon announces they will be hiring approximately 1000 new recruits to fill in any engineering posts.

High school and college graduates are welcome as long as he/she posses skills needed in military with TESDA vocational or an equivalent certificate.

For interested individuals below are the pertinent details for your application.

Priorities / Criteria / Qualification

A. Following are the qualifications for Candidate Soldiers:

-Priority candidates in filling-up the CS quota:
1. Qualified professionals
2. Graduate of MS43 & Advance ROTC
3. College Graduate
4. With 72 units & up in college
5. High School graduate but possessing technical/vocational skills needed by the AFP.
-Basic criteria & qualification for acceptance and selection of CS applicants:
1. Natural born Filipino citizen
2. At least 18 to 26 years old and must not be 27 years old or older on or before the date of appointment as candidate soldier. Age waiver is no longer issued by Command.
3. At least 5'0 or 60 inches in height (Male/Female). Similarly, Height waiver is no longer issued by the Command.
4. Unmarried and without child
5. Of good moral character
6. AFPSAT score of at least 45
7. Physically and mentally fit for military training

B. Applicants must bring with them the following supporting documents in white folder:

1. Whole Body Picture Colored (3x5) white background
2. Bio-data with 2x2 picture
3. Original Copy of NSO Birth Certificate with Official Receipt
4. Original Copy of NSO Marriage Contract of Parents with Official Receipt
5. Certificate of Legal Beneficiaries
6. Original Transcript of Record (College/Vocational) or 137 & 138 (High School) with Visible School Dry Seal
7. Diploma (with school dry seal)
8. PAATB Result (Official Result Authenticated by the Examiner)
9. PME Result (Authenticated and signed by CO of MSU Station Hospital)
10. PFT Result (Authenticated and Signed by the PFT Officer)
11. Drug Test Result
12. HEPA Test Result
13. Local Clearances (From the Place of Residents for at least ten (10) years)
a. Barangay
b. Police
c. Mayor
d. RTC
e. NBI Clearance
14. Affidavit Being Single
15. Original Copy NSO CENOMAR with Official Receipt

To sum it up, if you're qualified with the Candidate Soldier requirements then, your good to apply as Army Engineer.

Recruitment Quota

The 52nd Engineer Brigade, Philippine Army stationed at Camp Natividad, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon has a Quota of 1,069 Candidate Soldier for Calendar Year 2016 & 2017 breakdown as follow:

Nr Quota Tentative Schedule
1 400 CS 01 December 2016
2 400 CS 01 March 2017
3 269 CS 01 June 1017

Where to apply and register?

You can process your application in the following army headquarters in Mindanao:

Registration starts on September 12, 2016  at 52nd Engineer brigade Headquarters, Phillippine Army @ Camp Natividad, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon , Charlie Company of 545th Engineer Construction Battalion, 52EBde in  Zamboanga,  and Battalion, 52nd Engineer Brigade, Philippine Army at Kuta Dao, Pagadian City.

What they (Army Engineers) do?

  • They do construction of Army facilities like roads, barracks, defense equipment, etc
  • Conducts repairs, re-engineer, renovates military vehicles, communication equipment, and electronics devices
  • Provides transportation support for military or civilians doing medical mission and community outreach program.
  • Perform search & rescue during natural disasters, terrorism or calamities
  • Provides humanitarian and civil assistance assistance
  • Supports PNP in conducting checkpoints if needed
  • AFP engineers are also one of the busiest units assisting our countrymen in development and helping to deliver basic goods and services by constructing schools, roads, community hospitals, and more...

Philippine Army Pay and Benefits

Pay and allowances(Monthly Gross)
- Candidate Soldier - P15,765.00
- Private (Enlisted Personnel) - P22,204.00
- Officer Candidate - P33,665.00
- 2LT (Call to Active Duty) - P36, 945.00
- Insurance and healthcare Benefits
- Billeting and housing privileges
- Job security
- Leadership and other skills trainings
- Opportunity for career advancement based on performance
- Opportunities for Post graduate Studies both within the country and abroad
An opportunity to lead in the Army.

If you are qualified now is your chance.... to be part of the ARMY ENGINEERS....

Photo credits : / AgilaTroppers / ArmySupportEnginners / FB

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Piñol : Rody Never Said' Yes' to Veloso Execution. I Was there!

Dept. of Agriculture Secretary, Manny Piñol denies the allegation that President Duterte gave green light to Indonesian government for Veloso execution which is now in death row due to drug smuggling.

In his facebook post on Tuesday, Piñol narrated that when he was asked by Tempo editor Rey Bancod and  DZMM anchor Anthony "Ka Tunying" Taberna to validate a news report coming from Jakarta, Indonesia quoting President Joko Widodo as saying that President Rody Duterte gave his "Go" signal for the execution of convicted drug mule Mary Jane Veloso he same answer to both.As quoted:

Well, here is my answer: No, I never heard President Duterte say that he was giving the Indonesian Government the "Go" signal to execute Veloso.
Why am I so sure?
Well, I was present during the bilateral talks between the Indonesian Government and the Philippine Government at the Istana Merdeka President Palace.
I was also present during the delivery of official statements by the two Presidents after the bilateral talks and I also joined the party during the State Dinner tendered by President Widodo for President Duterte and his Party.
During the bilateral talks, I was seated a chair away from President Duterte with Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. seated between us.Across the table, Indonesian President Widodo was facing President Duterte and I was about two meters away from him.
Maybe it was out of habit that as a former newsman, I took notes of the exchange of statements between the two Presidents during the bilateral talks.
It was President Widodo who made the opening statement and President Duterte responded by reading a prepared statement.

I could not quote President Duterte verbatim but I am sure that the transcript of his statement would prove that what he said during the official statement was the following:
"We respect your laws. We will not interfere with your judicial processes but we are asking for clemency."

Piñol added that as he was a former journalist, he can state with certainty that during the official bilateral talks between the two leaders, President Duterte never said he was giving a "Go" signal for the execution of Veloso.

In fact, he did not even mention her name and only referred to her as a Filipino whose fate under Indonesian laws he would respect.
The post ended with photo captioned " this photo taken by DTI Sec. Mon Lopez using my Samsung S6 phone shows President Widodo seated across the table facing President Duterte while Sec. Yasay sits between me and the Philippine President. In front of me is a note pad and a ball pen which I used in taking down notes of the talks between the two Presidents".

Veloso, a mother of two, was convicted for bringing in 2.6 kilograms of heroin at the Yogyakarta Airport in 2010. Her execution by firing squad was put on hold in 2015 to allow her to testify against the recruiters who allegedly duped her into bringing the illegal drugs to Indonesia.

As of this writing the said post has already earned 16,000 lies and 12,000 shares in facebook..

Photo credit :  DTI Sec. Mon Lopez
New Source(s) : Manny Piñol 

Friday, September 09, 2016

Cagayan City Hospital Offers Free Tumor and Skin Deformities Operation

The City Government of Cagayan de Oro through the JR Borja General Hospital, City Health Office, Eyecare and Surgicare Program of the City Social Welfare and Development Office, Rotary Club of Cagayan De Oro in cooperation with The Interplast Australia & New Zealand will hold a free clinic and operation for tumors and  burn with or without contractures on September 12 to 23, 2016 at JR Borja General Hospital from 8:00AM to 5:00PM.

The free operation includes cleft lips & palates as well.

Those who are interested to avail of the free operation may visit JR Borja General Hospital, City health office for free screening on Sept 11 at Room #20.

Just few days left, secure your spot for this opportunity that these people will give free operations once in a while.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

CIDG releases artist sketch of Davao City Bombing Prime suspect

DAVAO CITY -  Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday afternoon released a cartographic sketch of the male suspect on the Davao night market blast on Friday evening, September 2.

Police Director Benjamin Magalong, Philippine National Police (PNP) Deputy Chief for Operations, said the prime suspect is one of four persons of interest.

Police Regional Office 11 director Manuel Gaerlan said the carto sketch was based on the description of the witnesses.

At the time, the suspect was wearing a mask with a peace sign but witnesses are positive of his description, Gaerlan said.

Gaerlan said the suspect even availed of a 30-minute massage without removing the mask.

Witnesses described the suspect as having fair complexion, about 5/7 to 5/8 tall, slim built with chinky eyes.

Magalong said the suspect was positively identified by eight witnesses as the one who left the bag with the explosive device. He added that the still unidentified suspect is a member of an extremist group.

Photo credit: Carto Sketch | DavaoToday
Sources: PNA / Sunstar /PIA

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

ZIKA ALERT : 45 Year Old Ilongga Tested Positive for Zika Virus Is Now Recuperating

DAVAO CITY – A 45-year-old married woman now staying in Iloilo has acquired Zika infection, a mosquito-borne virus linked to birth defects like microcephaly.

The Department of Health confirmed on Sept 3, that the said unnamed woman tested positive for the Zika virus, making her the sixth laboratory-confirmed case in the Philippines since 2012.

DOH undersecretary Gerardo Bayugo clarified that the unnamed Filipina came into the country already positive with Zika.

She was found positive through blood and urine tests, according to Undersecretary Gerardo Bayugo of the Department of Health (DOH) in a press conference in Manila yesterday.

The Zika virus is transmitted by the day-biting Aedes egypti mosquitoes that live and breed in clear, stagnant water. It is prompting worldwide concern because of its connection to a neurological birth disorder – microcephaly – and its rapid spread across the globe.

Among the symptoms of the Zika disease are fever, rash, joint pain, conjunctivitis (red eyes), muscle pain, and headache, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the United States.

Because the Zika virus can be transmitted through sexual contact, too, the woman’s husband may also be tested, said Bayugo.

Bayugo however clarified that she's not pregnant and he didn't even had a chance to travel to some countries with reported Zika cases.

With skin rashes and joint pains, the woman was hospitalized last week and was eventually discharged. According to Tayag, she is now recuperating at home.

Sources : ManilaCoconuts | PanayNews

Palace declares Sept 12 a national holiday for Eid’l Adha | Long Vacation for Cebuanos #WalangPasok

DAVAO CITY  — Malacañang has officially declared Sept. 12 as a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of the Eid’l Adha (Feast of Sacrifice), one of the two greatest feasts of Islam.
The declaration was contained under Proclamation No. 56, which was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on Sept. 5 prior to his departure for Laos.
The date of this year’s celebration of Eid’l Adha, which falls on a Monday, was based on the recommendations of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF).
Eid’l Adha is the tenth day in the month of Hajj or Islamic Pilgrimage to Mecca “wherein Muslims pay homage to Abraham’s supreme act of sacrifice and signifies mankind’s obedience to God.” (RA 9849).
Eid’l Adha is one of the two Muslim holidays observed in the Philippines–Eid’l Fitr was celebrated on July 6.

Since Sept 12 already declared by the Palace as regular holiday, the City of Cebu and the Province of Cebu with its component cities will likely enjoy a four-day long weekend.
September 9 (Friday) is declared a non-working holiday in honor of the late President Sergio Osmeña, Sr. according to Republic Act No. 6953

Eid’l Adha Pay Rules

Private sector employers are urged to observe the proper wage rules and core labor standards for the upcoming Eid’l Adha holiday on September 12.
President President Rodrigo Duterte Proclamation No. 56, Series of 2016, declaring September 12 as a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Adha.
The following pay rules for regular holiday shall be observed:
If the employee did not work; he or she shall be paid 100 percent of his or her salary for that day [(Daily Rate + Cost of Living Allowance) x 100%];
For work done during the regular holiday, the employees shall be paid 200 percent of his/her regular salary for that day for the first eight hours [(Daily Rate + COLA) x 200%];
For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work), he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his/her hourly rate on said day [(Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 200% x 130% x number of hours worked];
*For work done during a regular holiday that also falls on his or her rest day, he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his her daily rate of 200 percent [(Daily Rate + COLA) x 200%] + [30% (Daily Rate x 200%)]; and
For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work) during a holiday that also falls on his or her rest day, he/she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his/her hourly rate on said day (Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 200% x 130% x 130% x number of hours worked).
Sources : DWDD / DOLE

Sunday, September 04, 2016

#PartnerForChange : Bukidnon Hospital Supports Duterte War on Drugs | Offers Free Medical to PNP/ AFP #MPGH #VPGH

The Malaybalay Polymedic General Hospitals and Valencia Polymedia General Hospital offers supports to President Duterte's War on Drugs campaign.

In a letter written by DR.Melquizesdes L. Po, the CEO MPGH and VGPH addressed to the President Digong dated August 6, 2016, the two hospitals in Bukidnon state its commitment  to offer free medical service to PNP and AFP who are casualties of Drug war.

Our hospitals located in Malaybalay and Valencia cities would like to offer our free surgical services to you men in uniform Po said.

Below is the soft copy of the whole letter as it reads:

The letter  is now a trend on social media.

Some Netizens including Presidential Son, Baste Duterte lauded the effort of the said hospitals:

Faith in humanity restored. ^_^ Thank you, Malaybalay Polymedic General Hospital. #PartnerForChange
- Baste Duterte

Your support of the Duterte Administration's fight on drugs is a pinnacle of patriotism. I hope more in your industry would follow suit. God bless your directors and owners and all the staff. Be safe and now the whole country knows who you are.
- Manny Balmoris

Nice one....kudos to all the doctors and medical practitioner in this hospital...goodjob guys..
-Rod Valzado Ocate

In 2015, Malaybalay Polymedic General Hospital was awarded by Philhealth Region 10 as Exemplary Health Care Institution which manifest that MPGH is truly committed in giving relentless excellent healthcare services to the community.

Army Artillery Regiment Needs Additional Recruits | College or HS Grads are welcome!

The Army Artillery Regiment  of Armed Forces of the Philippines is currently in needs of over 300 new recruits to be deployed in any parts of Mindanao.

The Army Artillery Regiment (AAR) main headquarter is in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija . The AAR main mission is to provide fire supports  to the government troops operating in the conflict-infested provinces of country.

For interested individuals, below are the pertinent details for your application:

  • At least 72 units in College
  • If High School graduate only, must posses certificate skills needed in the military service
  • 18-26 years upon start of training
  • At least 5 feet n height (both male and female)
  • Physically and mentally fit
  • No pending case  in an court
  • Single w/o child
  • With at least 45 score in the AFPSAT
  • Diploma highest educational
  • TOR
  • NSO birth certificate
  • NSO marriage certificate of parents
  • Local clearance
  • 2x2 ID white background
  • Valid ID
  • Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR)
  • At affidavit of being single (notarized)
Qualified applicants may inquire to the ff Field of Artillery Battalion Headquarters for initial screening and scheduling of the Artillery Qualifying Exam (ARQUE)

Fort Ramon Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija, Palayan City
Mobile : 0917-882-9841 / 0910-738-3533

1st Field Artillery Battalion
Labangan, Zambo Del Sur
Mobile : 0917-624-0020

2nd Field Artillery Batallion
Camp General Manuel, Baranday Tuboran, Mawab
Mobile : 0943-922-6991

3rd Field Artillery Battalion
Camp General Macario B. Peralta Jr., Jamindan, Capiz
Mobile : 0917-623-4710

4th Field Artillery Battalion
Camp Edilberto Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City
Mobile : 0917-670-1444

5th Field Artillery Battalion
Fort Magsaysagy, Nueva Ecijam Palayan City
Mobile : 0916-680-2818

6th Field Artillery Battalion
Camp Siongco, Awan, DOS, Maguindanao
Mobile: 0919-990-1872

7th Field Artillery Battalion
Camp Lucero, Nasapian, Carmen, North Cotabato
Mobile : 0917-676-8276

8th Field Artillery Battalion
Brgy Busay, Isabela City, Basilan
Mobile : 0917-682-1359

Saluting Battery
Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila
Mobile : 0917-896-0249

Reminder: Applicants with body tattoos are not welcome.

Artillery Pre-qualifying Exam Schedule

Starting September 20, 2016 APQ Exam will be administered every Friday at any Army Recruitment Offices.

To apply for the exam, with your complete requirements proceed to the nearest ARO below at around 8AM and the exam will be conducted at 12PM.

Image credit : Sgt. Matthew Troyer / ARO / Philstar
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