Sunday, October 15, 2017

How to Join as Jail Officer in BJMP | Qualification, Req'ts and Salary for JO1

Manila, Philippines - The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, a line agency under the Department of the Interior and Local Government mandated for the safekeeping and development of all city, district and municipal inmates in the country, are in need of applicants.

General  Qualification for Jail Officer 1

No person shall be appointed as uniformed personnel of the BJMP unless he/she possesses the following minimum qualifications:
  • A Citizen of the Republic of the Philippines;
  • A Person of good moral character;
  • Must have passed the nuero-psychiatric evaluation, medical examination and drug test for the purpose of determining his/her physical and mental health;
  • Must possess a baccalaureate degree from a recognized institution of learning;
  • Must possess the appropriate civil service eligibility;
  • Must not have been dishonorably disharged of dismissal for cause from previous employment;
  • Must not have been convicted by final judgement of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude;
  • Must not be less than twenty-one (21) nor more than thirty (30) years of age. Provided, that a waiver for age requirement shall be automatically granted to applicants belonging to the cultural communities;
  • 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) for female: provided that a waiver for height requirement shall be granted to applicants belonging to the cultural communities; and
  • Must weigh not more or less than five kilograms (5kgs) from the standard weight corresponding to his/her height, age and sex.


  • Duly Accomplished Personal Data Sheet (revised 2005)
  • Two (2) Pieces latest passport size picture with name tag
  • Original Transcript of Records
  • Original College Diploma
  • Birth Certificate issued by NSO
  • Original Certificate of Eligibility or Board Rating (Civil Service Professional, RA 1080,
  • Penology Officer & PD 907)
  • Valid Clearances (i.e. NBI, Police, Barangay, MTC, RTC & Prosecutor's Ofc)
  • Valid Community Tax Certificate
  • Certificate/s of Previous & Present Employment
  •  Certificate/s of Seminars/Trainings Completed
  • Marriage Certificate issued by NSO (if married)
Interested Applicants may inquire and submit their Application folders directly to the Regional Offices (Regular Quota) and the National Headquarters (Attrition Quota)

Schedule of Entry-Level Examination

      > 1st Batch - 13 February 2017
              Deadline of Application - TBA
      > 2nd Batch - 19 March 2017
              Deadline of Application - TBA

Recruitment Quota for 2017 : 1000

National Capital Region5th Flr., 1152 Seneca Plaza Bldg., E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave., 13th St., New Manila, Quezon City(02) 414-8605
Cordillera Administrative Region2nd Flr, Baguio City District Jail Bldg., Abanao St., Baguio City(074) 443-5295
Region IParian, City of San Fernando, La Union(072) 607-3179 / 607-1174
Region IIRegional Government Center, Carig Sur, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
(078) 304-0852
Region IIIDiosdado P. Macapagal Regional Government Center, Maimpis, City of San Fernando, Pampanga
(045) 455-3901 / 961-3842
Region IVASitio Tagaytay, Brgy. Turbina, Calamba City(042) 576-1030 / 0943-702-6973
Region IVBJD Bldg. Pastor Road, Gulod, Labac, Batangas(043) 702-3735 / 300-6303
Region VLegaspi City Jail Compound, Bogtong, Legazpi City(052) 824-0867 / 824-4646
Region VIP. Aquino St. Fort San Pedro, Iloilo City(033) 336-2545 / 336-9203
Region VII13B Veloso St., Guadalupe, Cebu City(032) 412-7717
Region VIII3rd Flr., Tri-Star Bldg. 170 Avenida Veteranos St., Tacloban City(053) 832-0331
Region IXBJMPRO-IX Building Brgy. Lenienza Pagadian City(062) 925-0733
Region XF. Delima St., Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City(088) 309-0006 / 0937-371-8417
Region XIDavao City Jail Compound, Ma-a Davao City(082) 244-0028 / 244-0928
Region XIIBJMPROXII Bldg., Regional Center, Brgy. Carpenter Hill, Korondadal City(083) 228-1298 / 228-1299
Region XIII3rd Flr, Rudy Tiu Bldg., AD Curato Corner T Sanchez St., Butuan City(085) 815-1030
ARMMBJMP Regional Office-ARMM, 28 Oblates Drive corner Rosales St., RH 6, Cotabato City(064) 552-4950
NIRBacolod Business Park, Magsaysay Ave., Ext., Brgy. Singcang, Bacolod City(034) 412-7717

Recruitment Process

For steps by steps info on how to apply at BJMP please read the Applicants Guide here:

Salary / Compensation

The Bureau of Jail Management & Penology (BJMP) salary table based on the standardization of compensation of government officials and employees under Section 5, Article IX-B of the Philippine Constitution :

  • Jail Officer I = 21,771
  • Jail Officer II = 23,513
  • Jail Officer III = 25,394
  • Jail Officer IV = 27,425
On top of these, those who will be recruited must be willing to undergo four months of rigorous physical and education training, be assigned in any part of the country, safeguard and develop inmates to promote public safety, and be privileged to receive monthly salary equivalent to that of police and fire officers.

Source : BJMP / PIA / PNA

Thursday, October 12, 2017

September 23, 2017 AFPSAT Results for Cebu and Iloilo - AROVIS

The Army Recruitment Office of Visayas (AROVIS) has released the results of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Aptitude (AFPSAT) conducted at HAROVIS Cebu city and Western Visayas State University (WVSU), Iloilo City last September 23 simultaneously.

The announcement of results was posted at AROVIS Facebook page a week ago.

AFPSAT Results 23 September 2017 HAROVIS CEBU CITY

AFPSAT Result 23 September 2017-WVSU, ILOILO CITY

Congrats to all passers! You're one step closer to your dreams as aspirant soldier of the republic!

Monday, October 02, 2017

Facts about AFPSAT | Coverage, Req'ts, Passing Score, Testing Centers and Free Reviewers

What is AFPSAT?

The Armed Forces of the Philippines Service Aptitude Test or also known as AFPSAT is the pre-entry examinations for qualified applicants of Officer Preparatory Course (OPC), Officer Candidate Course (OCC) and Candidate Soldier Course (CSC) being administered by the Army Recruitment Office.

Army aspirants must take and pass the AFPSAT to able to join the Philippine Army, Philippine Air Force, and Philippine Navy (Marines) as Candidate Soldiers to the least. The examination fee is free.

In order to qualify for the exam, aspirants should meet the basic qualification standard and requirements of the AFP indicated below.

Qualifications & Requirements

For Officer Candidate Course (OCC), one has to be a baccalaureate degree holder, natural born Filipino citizen, 21 to 29 years of age upon admission (no age waiver), single, never been married and never borne or sired a child, not less than 5’0 ft. (152cm) but not more than 6’4” ft. (193.04cm) in height for both male and female, of good moral character and physically, mentally and psychologically fit for active military service.

For Officer Preparatory Course (OPC), a natural born Filipino citizen, inactive Commissioned Reserve Officer who were commissioned in the Philippine Army under Circular 4 Groups I and II, must not over 31 years old on the date of Called to Active Duty (CAD), a baccalaureate degree holder, physically, mentally and psychologically fit for active military service, not less than 5’0 ft. (152cm) both for male and female but not more than 6’4” ft. (193.04cm) in height and of good moral character.

Likewise, qualifications for Candidate Soldier Course (CSC) are the following: natural born Filipino citizen, at least 18 to 23 years old before the date of appointment as candidate soldier (no age waiver), at least high school graduate but possesses technical/vocational skills needed by the AFP, not less than 5’0 ft. (152cm) both for male and female but not more than 6’4” ft. (193.04cm) in height (no height waiver), unmarried and without child, of good moral character and physically and mentally fit for military training.

The following are the requirements needed for the registration during the AFPSAT 

1) Birth Certificate
2) Transcript of Records and Diploma
3) Diploma w/ Form 137-A (for High School Graduate)
4) Valid ID (Government issued)
5) One (1) 2x2 Picture

AFPSAT Exam Coverage

The exam is consisting of 150 multiple choice items which usually cover the following topics:

-Philippine Constitution
-General Information
-Verbal reasoning
-Logical reasoning
-Quantitative reasoning
-Current Events

AFPSAT Mechanics, Validity, and Passing Score


  • Afpsat result shall be valid for a period of three (3) years
  • Retake shall only be allowed once for an applicant and it shall be conducted at least
  • six (6) months after the initial examination
  • All major service shall henceforth recognize the result as valid and said applicant need not take the same test if he/she applies in another branch of service within the period of three (3) years.

AFPSAT Examination Schedule| Processing Centers Info

For latest updates about AFPSAT exam dates and venue, please kindly visit our post: Latest AFP Exam Schedule

Where to get free study materials, reviewer and practice test for AFPSAT

The AFP does not offers any reviewers for AFPSAT and unlike other proficiency test, you can rarely find a review centers that caters review courses for military exams in the Philippines not even for PMAEE and PNPCAT.

However, if you're resourceful enough there are tons of study materials online where you can use as reference for your review.

Below are our some of the supplement review materials with highly relevance to AFPSAT exam coverage. You can download it for free and start answering the practice tests at your convenience.

DOWNLOAD : Free AFPSAT Study Materials, Practice test, and Reviewer

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

#WalangPasok : Class Suspensions Thursday, September 21, 2016 'National Day of Protest'

The  MalacaƱan Palace have suspended government work and classes in public schools nationwide for Thursday, September 21.

Class and work suspension coverage:
- All levels of public schools, colleges and universities
- All government executive offices
- All judiciary branches

According to Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella, it is up to private schools and companies whether they also want to cancel classes or work.

Below is a list of private schools which have suspended classes for tomorrow.
  • University of the East – Caloocan
  • Colegio San Agustin – Makati
  • Colegio de San Juan de Letran – Manila
  • La Consolacion College – Manila
  • Manila Theological College – College of Medicine – Manila
  •  Manila Tytana Colleges – Manila
  • San Beda College – Manila
  • San Sebastian College-Recoletos – Manila
  • St Paul University – Manila
  • St Scholastica’s College – Manila
  • St James Academy – Malabon
  • St Stephen’s High School – Manila
  • Tiong Se Academy – Manila
  • University of the East – Manila
  • UST College of Civil Law – Manila
  • De La Salle Santiago Zobel School – Muntinlupa
  • St Paul College – Pasig
  • Saint Pedro Poveda College – Pasig
  • Central Colleges of the Philippines – Quezon City
  • Angelicum College – Quezon City
  • Lourdes School – Quezon City
  • Paref Northfield – Quezon City
  • St Paul University – Quezon City
  • St Theresa’s College – Quezon City
  • University of the Philippines – Quezon City
  • Xavier School – San Juan
  • Paref Rosehill – Antipolo, Rizal
  • Xavier School – Nuvali
  • All private schools in Davao City

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Japanese Encephalitis Symptoms, Treatment, Vaccine Cost, and Prevention Tips in PH

In the past days, a viral infection caused by a type of mosquito has been a hot topic in the social media. Although both the Department of Health (DOH) and the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines (PDISP) has already said that there is no reason for the public to panic over the mosquito-borne disease, some cannot contain the urge to panic.

What is Japanese Encephalitis?

This particular viral infection that is closely related to West Nile encephalitis, dengue and yellow fever is a serious condition which causes the brain of the infected person to swell.  The virus is found in infected pigs and birds. This is passed on to mosquitoes, particularly Culex Tritaeniorhynchus, when they feed on infected animals. These infected mosquitoes’ can then transmit the virus to humans through their bites. This type of mosquito is commonly found in areas where there are wading birds, pig farms, and rice fields. This type of infection is not transferable from person to person.

The World Health Organization said that children below the age of 15 are most vulnerable to the disease, with children younger than four years being nine times more likely to be infected with Japanese encephalitis than older children. About 15 percent of Japanese Encephalitis cases are adult victims.  

Three billion people are at risk from Japanese Encephalitis, According to WHO the average fatality rate of is 3 out of 10 who showed severe symptoms or 1 out of 250 people who have contracted the illness.

Countries affected by JE and recent Japanese Encephalitis cases in Ph

In 1987, the first clinical case of JE was documented in Japan. The country has suffered numerous large outbreaks since then. It quickly spread to other East and Southeast Asian countries. In Korea, the first case of JE occurred in 1933. In China JE cases emerged in 1940. And in the Philippines, as early as 1950’s reports on JE was recorded.

Since 2014, the DOH has been monitoring the illness in five Areas including Regions I, III, VII, XI and the cordillera Administrative Region. Currently there are at least 133 cases of JE recorded between January 1 and August 26 this year. A total of 53 cases was recorded in Central Luzon. There were 9 reports of fatalities; four (4) from Pampanga province, two (2) from Zambales and three (3) were recorded in Pangansinan, Laguna and Nueva Ecija.

The mosquito are most common in rural and agricultural areas and are active during day and night. In urban areas, they go to houses with water storage containers.

Common Symptoms of Japanese Encephalitis

Commonly, most people infected by the Japanese Encephalitis virus have either no symptoms, or mild, short-lived symptoms and most of the times is mistaken for flu. According to the NHS website, this flu like symptoms includes high temperature and headache. However, according to WHO, approximately 1 out of 250 infections will rapidly progress into severe complications as the infection spreads to the brain.  This usually occurs between 5 to 15 days after infection. Symptoms can include:

  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Seizures
  • Changes in personality and behavior
  • Stiff neck
  • Inability or difficulty to speak
  • Uncontrollable shaking of the body parts (tremor)
  • Muscle weakness or paralysis

If you noticed any of the following symptoms, send the patient to the ER immediately.

Where to get treatment for JE in PH

There is no cure for Japanese Encephalitis. Infected individuals who are admitted to hospitals will get treatment which will support the functions of the body while it is trying to fight the infection. They will usually be given fluids, oxygen and medication. According DOH Secretary Ubial, when we get sick or our children develop fever for two days or flu-like symptoms; seek immediate consultation at the nearest health facilities.

How much is the vaccine cost

Although there is no identified cure for Japanese Encephalitis as of the moment, a WHO-recommended vaccine was licensed for use in the Philippines in 2013. It is also a part of the Department of Health’s vaccine program for school-aged children, which are similar to programs in other countries.

According to Sanofi Pasteur, the only company accredited by the Food and Drug Administration to distribute the JE vaccine in the Philippines, the vaccine is administered subcutaneously as a single dose for those 9 months and older. For individuals 9 months to 17 years old, a booster dose is recommended 12 to 14 months after the primary dose.

The DOH estimates the price of each dose between P 2, 000 to P 5, 000. Because of the rise in the need of the vaccine, some individuals are opting to buy the vaccine online. The FDA issued an advisory against buying the vaccine from unauthorized dealers. Dr. Salvador Gatchalian, PIDSP vice president said “There is one licensed brand in the Philippines for the vaccine that is Imojev from Sanofi Pasteur”. He also warned parents that buying the vaccine online could be risky for their children.

How to avoid Japanese Encephalitis

The best way to avoid JE is to get vaccinated, but not everyone can afford the expensive vaccine. If you are one of the many people who cannot afford the vaccine yet, there are preventive measures which might help you avoid acquiring Japanese Encephalitis.

DOH Secretary Ubial identified the following preventive measures:

  • Following the 4-S against Dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases including getting rid of standing water, maintaining environmental cleanliness and eliminating potential breeding places of mosquitoes.
  • Wear protective clothing such as long-sleeves and pants or socks to avoid mosquito bites.
  • Use mosquito nets at night time or even day time
  • Stay in well mosquito protected places like screened homes.
  • Use FDA-approved insect repellents.

According to DOH undersecretary Bayugo, not all who acquired the JE virus develop severe sickness or get sick at all. But that 1 percent who had problems will have cognitive malfunction and a mortality rate of 20 to 30 percent. The Department of Health is planning to include the Japanese Encephalitis vaccine for free in early 2018. But it also emphasized that prevention of the virus, like dengue should focus on the identification and destruction of mosquito breeding sites and environmental cleanliness.

Contributor : R.Corpuz
Image credit : Mental Floss

Monday, September 18, 2017

What's the difference between BJMP and BuCor?

Know the difference between Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) and Bureau of Corrections (BUCOR).

bmjp versus bucor

Source : BJMP


Those who wants to join the government as soldiers, policemen, firemen, prison guards, coast guards,  Correctional Officers, and Drug Enforcement Office below is  height requirement table for both male and female aspirants:


Bureau of Correction (BuCor) 162 cm 157 cm
Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) 162.5 cm 162.5 cm
Bureau of Jail Management and Penology 162 cm 157 cm
Philippine Air Force (PAF) 152.5 cm 152.5 cm
Philippine Army (PA) 152.5 cm 152.5 cm
Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) 152.5 cm 152.5 cm
Philippine Enforcement Agency ( PDEA) 162.5 cm 162.5 cm
Philippine Military Academy (PMA) 152.4 cm 152.4 cm
Philippine National Police (PNP) 162.5 cm 157.5 cm
Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) 162.5 cm 157.5 cm
Philippine Navy (PN) / Marines 152.5 cm 152.5 cm

* For PNPA cadet should not be more than 6'4 inches both male and female

* If under height and  member of indigenous peoples or tribal Muslim must  have been issued a Certificate of confirmation or a grantee of height waiver.

August 20, 2017 PMA Entrance Exam Results || List of Passers #PMAEE

FORT DEL PILAR – The Philippine Military Academy (PMA) announced today that 1,475 examinees out of 15,502 (9%) applicants successfully passed the PMA Entrance Examination conducted last August 20, 2017 in 40 testing centers nationwide.

Nine hundred ninety six (996) males and four hundred seventy nine (479) females, made it to the next phase of the selection process for PMA Cadetship which is the Complete Physical Examination (CPE) to be conducted at the Armed Forces of the Philippines Health Service Command (AFPHSC) at V Luna Road, Quezon City.

The qualified PMAEE passers will go through medical, psychological and physical examination to determine their fitness to undergo the four–year military training in the Academy. After the series of examinations, the PMA Cadet Procurement Board will deliberate and select the most qualified candidates to compose PMA Class of 2022 who are expected to report to Philippine Military Academy on April 1, 2018 for the Oath–taking Ceremony and Reception Rites.

Being a PMA cadet gives an individual a noble privilege in serving the country. Upon admission to the Cadet Corps, Armed Forces of the Philippines, one is able to avail of a free college education with a well–rounded curriculum, as well as, receive monthly pay and allowances. After graduating from the Academy, he/she is guaranteed a progressive career as an officer in the Army, Navy or Air Force.

Source : PMA Press Release
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