Thursday, June 7, 2012

903rd Brigade to conduct the Philippine Army Qualifying Examination

CASTILLA, SORSOGON, June 7 – The 903rd Brigade based in Sorsogon has initiated the conduct of the Philippine Army Qualifying Examinations (officially known as the AFP Battery Test or AFPTB) in Sorsogon City to cater to all Sorsogonans who want to join the Philippine Army. Representatives from the Army Personnel Management Center based in Fort Bonifacio will be sent by Headquarters, Philippine Army to oversee the examinations on June 9 and 10, 2012 at the Provincial Gymnasium. The examination is expected to last at least 3 hours.

Col Felix Castro Jr, the Brigade Commander, said that aspirants usually take their examinations in Pili, Camarines Sur or in Legazpi City, Albay. Unfortunately, many are unable to avail of this opportunity due to the distance and of course, financial considerations. So he requested that a special examination be conducted in Sorsogon City which was immediately approved by higher headquarters. “This is to give equal opportunity to the Sorsogonanons who dream of becoming soldiers”, Col Castro said.

Col Castro further offered the following details:

Qualifications for Officer:

*         21 to 24 years old
*         At least 5ft in height
*         Single
*         Graduate of any 4 year course
*         No pending case

Qualifications for enlisted personnel:

*           18 to 26 years old
*           At least 5ft in height
*           Single
*           At least 72 units in college
*           If high school graduate, must have skills needed by the Philippine Army
*           No pending case

Dates of Examination:  

            June 9, 2012             8 AM up to 5 PM
            June 10, 2012          8 AM up to 5 PM

Venue: Sorsogon Provincial Gymnasium

Things to bring:

NSO Birth Certificate (original)
For high school graduate, bring Form 137
For those with 72 units, bring certification from school
For college graduate, bring original diploma
Pencil (preferably Mongol #1)

The Philippine Army, through the 903rd Brigade, hopes to recruit the best and the brightest Sorsoganon for enlistment into the military service.

The long history of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, not just in the Philippine Army, is full of stories of Sorsoganons whose heroism and sacrifices would make anyone proud of his roots.

For sure, these young aspirants would be up to the challenge to continue the legacy of those soldiers who came ahead. (ASabas, PA/PIA Sorsogon)

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