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Philippine Army sets qualifying tests

PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur — The Philippine Army (PA) is scheduled to conduct qualifying examinations in five places within the area of responsibility of the First Infantry “Tabak” Division for qualified and interested individuals who want to become officers and enlisted men.

First Infantry Division spokesman Major Edgardo Amores said the PA Aptitude Test Battery (PAATAB) will be for Officer Candidate Course (OCC), Officer Preparatory Course (OPC), Probationary Officer Training Course (POTC), and Candidate Soldier Course (CSC).

The examination dates and venues are as follows: Iligan City, April 11; Tabak Gymnasium, Upper Pulacan, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur, April 13 and 14; Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay, April 15; Zamboanga City, April 16 and 17; Dipolog City, April 19; and, Ozamis City, April 20.

Amores said generally the applicants must possess the following qualifications such as: Filipino citizens; never been married; physically and mentally fit; has no pending case in any court, and has a minimum height of five feet.

Specifically, however, Amores said the applicants for OCC must be 21 to 24 years old and at least a baccalaureate degree holder while applicants for OPC must be 21 to 31 years old, a graduate of POTC with a reserve rank of Second Lieutenant and a baccalaureate degree holder.

The applicants for POTC must have the following qualifications: at least 21 years old; college graduate and a graduate of advance Reserve Officers’ Training Course (ROTC) while the applicants for CSC must be 18 to 26 years old; at least 72 units in college and if the applicant is high school graduate, he/she must possess a certified skill needed in the military service

Amores said advised those wish to apply to bring National Statistics Office (NSO)-issued birth certificates, Form 137-A for high school graduate and transcript of records and diploma in the case of college graduates and a valid identification card on the day of the examination.

The PAATAB and pre-written examinations will be administered by the Army Recruitment Office for Mindanao (AROM), Army Personnel Management Center based in Camp Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City, he said.

They may contact Corporal Michael H. Asistin at +63917-716-52-30 for more information and details, he added. (PNA)


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One Comment

  1. rhea ann s. palermo says:

    sir/maam..gud day,,,my friend passed the PAATB exam last may 2014 held at usm,kabacan,cotabato..and he lived at the said place..i just want to ask,,what would be the next step to do..what are the requirements to be passed,and where would be the nearest place,he could probably submit his requirements…i am hoping 4 ur quick response..THANK YOU..

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