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1st Infantry (Tabak) Division to Enlist 350 Indigenous People

PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur, — The 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division, Philippine Army announced on Tuesday, July 12, 2017, the opening of Candidate Soldier Course that seeks to enlist 350 Indigenous People (IP) to be integrated into the Regular Force of the Philippine Army. 

The Commanding General, Philippine Army Lieutenant General Glorioso V. Miranda had approved the recruitment of 1,000 IPs all over Mindanao. 


Out of the 1,000 Candidate Soldier quota for CY 2017 to IPs, 1ID was allocated with 350 Candidate Soldier slots. The initiative of integrating IPs in the regular force is to allow their communities to completely eliminate the influence of the CPP/NPA/NDF and other threat groups that keep on tarnishing the image of the military on them.

The basic requirements to enlist in the service are as follows: (1) Age of 18 to 35 years old; (2) five feet and above in height; (3) Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)-authenticated birth certificate with Official Receipt (OR); (4) parents’ marriage contract with OR; (5) Form 137, Transcript of Records, Diploma with dry seal (high school and college); (6) two 2×2 pictures with name tag; (7) valid identification cards; and (8) must attain an AFP Service Aptitude Test (AFPSAT) score of at least 45.

Applicants must also have a certificate coming from the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) for admission. Interested and qualified applicants can register at the following locations: (1) Gate 2, 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division, PA, Kuta Major Cesar L Sang-an, Upper Pulacan, Labangan Zamboanga del Sur; and (2) 102nd Infantry Brigade, Sanito, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay Province.

(TNRS)
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