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Posted July 21, 2017

PMA Entrance Examination 2017 in Eastern Visayas

CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan City – The Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Office of the Cadet Admission will conduct this year's PMA Entrance Examination on August 20, 2017 (Sunday) at 7:00 o’ clock in the morning in various examination centers nationwide. In Eastern Visayas, it will be held at Eastern Visayas State University (EVSU) Tacloban City and Samar State University (SSU) Mercedes Campus, Catbalogan City.

The PMA Entrance Exam is open to all Filipino citizens aged 17 years old but not a day older than 22 years on the reporting date; single (never been married); at least 5’0’’ tall both for male and female; at least senior high school (Grade 12) with at least 85% GPA; of good moral character; no pending administrative or criminal case; and physically and mentally fit for active military service.

The requirements are the following: duly accomplished application form; 2 pieces 2X2 ID picture (white background); NSO Birth Certificate; Form 137 for Senior High School; and Certificate of Grades from last semester attended for college level.

Interested and qualified applicants are advised to submit a fully accomplished application form which can be downloaded from the academy's official website: http://www.pma.ph or call 0928432578 / 09065466989 along with a copy of an authenticated birth certificate and certified true copy of High School Form 137 to the Office of Cadet Admission of PMA two weeks prior to the exam date.

Successful candidates shall be provided a well-rounded and free college education; earns a Bachelor of Science in Leadership and Management; receive monthly salary/allowances while studying; state of the art training facilities and equipment; and will have a progressive career as an officer of the Philippine Army, Philippine Navy or Philippine Air Force.

Maj. Gen. Raul M. Farnacio, Commander 8ID in his message: “I encourage the young ones in this region who are willing and qualified, to take this once in a lifetime opportunity that will shape their lives in the service of the Filipinos. Be a future leader of the Armed Forces of the Philippines,” Farnacio added. (DPAO, 8ID PA)



Posted May 10, 2017

Entries open for the 2017 Online Journalism Awards

WASHINGTON, DC – The Online News Association, the world's largest membership organization of digital journalists, today opened the call for entries for the 2017 Online Journalism Awards (OJAs), emblematic of the best in digital journalism, with 37 awards and $58,500 in prize money. The OJAs recognize major media, international and independent sites and individuals producing innovative work in multimedia storytelling.

As in past years, the 2017 OJAs have been modified to keep up with the rapidly evolving media industry. Two new awards have been introduced in 2017:

- Excellence in Audio Digital Storytelling: This award honors exceptional efforts in telling stories through digitally-focused audio: podcasts, audio-centric online works, and other emerging media. Newsrooms will be able to submit in either the small or medium/large newsroom categories.

- Excellence in Immersive Storytelling: This award honors exceptional efforts in telling stories through digital, immersive media: virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, 360 video and other emerging media. Thanks to the Journalism 360 initiative, this award comes with a $5,000 prize supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Google News Lab.

The OJAs are the only comprehensive set of journalism prizes honoring excellence in digital journalism around the world. Thirteen of the awards now come with $58,500 in prize money, courtesy of the Knight Foundation, the Gannett Foundation, Journalism 360 and The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications. These awards honor data journalism, visual digital storytelling, immersive storytelling, investigative journalism, public service, technical innovation, student achievement and general excellence.

The 2017 OJAs are open to work published between June 3, 2016 and June 1, 2017. Applicants are invited to submit their work after reading the Rules & Eligibility, which have been updated for the 2017 awards program.

The finalists and winners will be selected through a two-step process. First, industry-leading journalists and new media professionals will screen the awards to determine semi-finalists. In August, a panel of judges will convene to select winners.

Honorees will be announced on the final night of ONA17, the Online News Association Conference and Awards Banquet, Oct. 5-7, at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C.

Entries can be submitted at awards.journalists.org. The deadline to enter is June 8, 2017. (Via MARKETWIRE)



Posted August 16, 2016

8ID starts to accept applicants for Candidate Soldier Course

CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan City – The 8th Infantry (Stormtroopers) Division, Philippine Army is now accepting applicants for Candidate Soldier Course, Calendar Year 2016 and 2017 starting from August 15 to September 26, 2016.

Interested applicants may proceed to the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Personnel, G1 and must bring along with them the original copy of the following documents: Birth Certificate from National Statistics Office with official receipt, Form 137 or Transcript of Records, Diploma (High School or College), one (1) 2x2 picture with name tag and valid identification cards.

This quota is intended only for regular enlistment, no quota for special enlistment and composed of 5% Indigenous People (IP), 10% female applicants and the rest is for male applicants. The convening date of 1st Training Cycle will be on November 2016 while the 2nd Training Cycle will be on March 2017.

“If you are 18-26 years of age, single, never been married, never been borne or sired a child emotionally, physically and mentally fit, at least 5 feet in height (male & female), with no pending cases in court, have passed the AFP Service Aptitude Test (AFPSAT) examination with a strong desire to serve the country and have all the needed documents for processing, you are all welcome to apply for the Candidate Soldier Course and join the Philippine Army,” said Lt. Col. Leonardo C. Dacumos, Assistant Chief of Staff for Personnel, G1 of 8ID.

For further clarifications and inquiries, please feel free to contact Major Maximino P Maduli, 8ID Recruitment Officer at telephone number 256-2199, local-3611 or call the Office for Personnel, G1, with mobile Nrs: Globe-09778033918/Smart-0998882134 for additional inquiries. (DPAO, 8ID PA)



Posted October 13, 2015

Army Conducts Pre-Entry Examinations in Eastern Visayas

CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan City – The Army Recruitment Office for Visayas based at Camp Lapu-Lapu, Cebu City will conduct a series of pre-entry written examinations for Officer Candidate Course (OCC), Officer Preparatory Course (OPC) and Candidate Soldier Course (CSC) to all aspiring and interested applicants from Eastern Visayas that will start on November 8, 2015.

The examinations will be facilitated by the personnel from the Army Recruitment Office on the following dates and venues as indicated: November 8-9, 2015 at Headquarters 803rd Brigade, Camp Sumoroy, Catarman, Northern Samar; November 10-12 at Headquarters 8th Infantry Division, Philippine Army, Camp Vicente Lukban, Catbalogan City, Samar; and November 14-15 at Leyte Normal University, Tacloban City.

1. Qualifications for Officer Candidate Course (OCC) are the following:

a. Holder of baccalaureate degree.

b. Natural born Filipino

c. 21 to 29 years of age upon admission (no age waiver).

d. Single and never been married; never borne or sired a child.

e. Height of not less than 5’0 ft (152 cm) for both male and female but not more than 6’4” (193.04 cm).

f. Of good moral character.

g. Physically, mentally, and psychologically fit for active military service (P-1 profile).


2. Qualifications for Officers Preparatory Course (OPC) are the following:

a. Holder of baccalaureate degree.

b. Inactive Commissioned Reserve Officer who were commissioned in the PA under Circular 4 Groups I and II.

c. Must not be over 31 years old on the date of Called to Active Duty (CAD).

d. Physically, mentally, and psychologically fit for active military service (P1 profile).

e. Height of not less than 5’0 ft (152 cm) for both male and female but not more than 6’4” (193.04 cm).

f. Of good moral character.


3. Qualifications for Candidate Soldier Course (CSC) are the following:

a. Natural born Filipino citizen.

b. At least 18 to 23 years old.

c. At least High School Graduate, but possessing technical/vocational skills needed by the AFP.

d. Single and never been married; never borne or sired a child.

e. At least 5’0” ft or 60 inches in height. (No height waiver).

f. Of good moral character.

g. Physically, mentally, and psychologically fit for military training.

Examinees must bring along the following original documents during the examination: NSO Live Birth Certificate; Transcript of Records or College Diploma; One valid ID; ballpen; and pencil number 2. Examinees should wear white T-Shirt, pants, and rubber shoes.

For further clarifications and inquiries, please feel free to contact TSg Noel D Cabides at the Office of the Procurement Section, Army Personnel Management Center, Philippine Army through mobile number 09274433906. (DPAO, 8ID PA)



Posted June 30, 2015

NMP is hiring full-time and permanent maritime training specialists

TACLOBAN CITY – The National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP), a government maritime training and research agency located at Brgy. Cabalawan, this City, is in need of two (2) Training Specialist II and one (1) Training Specialist III who have relevant experiences in maritime education and training.

The qualification standards for the position Training Specialist II (SG 15) are: (1) graduate of a baccalaureate degree; (2) 1 year of relevant experience; (3) 4 hours of relevant training; and (4) must have a career service (Professional) second level eligibility.

For the Training Specialist III (SG 18) position, the qualification standards include: (1) graduate of a baccalaureate degree; (2) 2 years of relevant experience; (3) 8 hours of relevant training; and (4) must have a career service (Professional) second level eligibility.

These two positions require an additional special qualification of at least one (1) year shipboard experience. And those applicants who have Certificates of Proficiency of various maritime training courses may also be qualified.

For those interested in the aforementioned vacant positions, qualified applicants need to submit the following requirements to NMP Human Resource Management Section not later than July 12, 2015: (1) Application Letter specifying the position applied for; (2) Updated Personal Data Sheet (with latest passport size ID picture, thumb mark and CTC); (3) Copy of Transcript of Records (certified true copy by the school); (4) Copy of Diploma (certified true copy by the school); (5) Copy of Certificate of Eligibility or Board Rating (certified authenticated copy by the CSC or certified true copy by PRC); (6) Copy of Service Record and/or Certificate of Employment; and (7) Copy of Certificate of Trainings/Seminars attended. NMP HRMS emphasizes that only applicants with complete requirements shall be processed.

Meanwhile, NMP is now offering three MARINA-accredited STCW courses, namely, Operational Use of Electronic Chart Display and Information System (OUECDIS), Ship Security Awareness Training and Seafarers with Designated Security Duties (SSAT and SDSD), and Consolidated Marine Pollution (MARPOL) 73/78 Annexes I-VI.

It also continues to offer its Faculty Development Courses (IMO Model Course 6.09 Training Course for Instructors; IMO Model Course 6.10 Training Course for Simulator Instructors and Assessors; and IMO Model Course 3.12 Assessment, Examination and Certification of Seafarers), and other upgrading courses for marine officers and ratings such as Marine Electrical System (MES), Marine Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (MRAC), Maritime Law for Ship’s Officers (MAR LAW), STD/HIV/AIDS Prevention in the Maritime Sector (SHAPIMS), and Gender Sensitivity Training for Seafarers (GSTS).

The training schedule for these courses is now available at NMP. For more inquiries and reservation, you may reach the Registrar at the following contact numbers: 09771269675/09298417490. You may also e-mail us at info@nmp.gov.ph or nmp.info@yahoo.com  (National Maritime Polytechnic)

House Resolution 1109