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February 19, 2020

National qualifying exam for CARD scholarship set on March 2020

CARD scholarship Program 2020

SAN PABLO CITY – As part of CARD Mutually Reinforcing Institutions’ (CARD MRI) thrust to produce one graduate per family, the CARD MRI scholarship program is set to conduct its national qualifying examination in all designated testing areas in CARD’s respective offices on March 7, 2020, Saturday.

CARD MRI is now accepting applications from microfinance clients and their children.

Applicants who are eligible to take the qualifying exam must be a client or client’s child under CARD MRI’s financial institutions namely: CARD, Inc. (A Microfinance NGO), CARD Bank, Inc., CARD SME Bank, Inc., and CARD MRI Rizal Bank, Inc. The client must have at least three years of membership with any of CARD MRI’s financial institutions, with 100% repayment rate, and 90% attendance rate during weekly center meetings. Children of client-savers are also qualified to take the exam if the client-savers are at least five years in the institution.

Application forms will be given by their Account Officers and must be filled up and submitted days before the examination date.

More than 5k scholarship slots available

A total of 5,931 scholarship slots for high school and college will be given to children of CARD clients and also to those clients who hope to finish their education through the Balik Eskwela program.

Qualified high school scholars will receive P3,000.00 annually, while college scholars will receive P12,000.00 per year.

Every college scholar will receive financial support for maximum of four years and assured to have immediate employment under CARD MRI after graduation.

Since its inception in 2000, CARD Scholarship Program has produced 5,709 college graduates, 2,498 high school graduates and has provided 15,756 scholarship nationwide.

Education for poverty eradication

Said CARD MRI Managing Director Flordeliza Sarmiento, “CARD MRI believe that education is one of the potent tools in eradicating poverty.” In 2016, CARD MRI launched ‘One family, One graduate’ program. It aims to help every family it serves to have one college graduate.

“With our efforts to provide better access to education, we see it as a sure opportunity to the development of the families we serve and help them escape the chronic circle of poverty,” Sarmiento concluded. (CARD MRI)

 

 

July 26, 2019

PMA Entrance Examination 2019

CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan City - The Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Office of the Cadet Admission will conduct this year's PMA Entrance Examination on August 25, 2019 (Sunday) at 7:00 o’ clock in the morning nationwide. In Eastern Visayas, it will be held at Eastern Visayas State University, Tacloban City and 8ID Covered Court, 8th Infantry (Stormtroopers) Division, Philippine Army, Camp Vicente Lukban, Brgy. Maulong, Catbalogan City, Samar.

The PMA Entrance Exam is open to all Filipino citizens aged 17 years old but not a day older than 22 years on June 1, 2020; single and have not sired/given birth to a child; at least 5’0’’ tall both for male and female; at least senior high school (Grade 12) with at least 85% GPA (Grade 12 students may apply provided they will graduate from Senior High School before June 1, 2020); no pending administrative or criminal case; physically/mentally fit for active military service and of good moral character.

The requirements are the following: duly accomplished application form; 2 pieces 2X2 ID picture (white background); PSA Birth Certificate (photocopy); Form 137/138 or copy of latest grades (photocopy); and send it to the Office of Cadet Admission, PMA, Fort Gregorio H. Del Pilar, Baguio City or you may visit their website: www.pma.ph/admission or call 0928-432-55-78 (Smart)/0906-546-69-89 (Globe).

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. Pio Q. Diñoso III, Commander, 8ID in his message said that, “I encourage the youth 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,” Diñoso added. (DPAO, 8ID PA)

PMA 2019 entrance exam

 

 

June 27, 2019

DOLE RO-VIII calls for Jobstart applicants

TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office VIII, in partnership with the local government unit of Tacloban City thru its Public Employment Service Office (PESO), is now calling for applicants for the Jobstart Philippines Program.

All interested youths residing in Tacloban City, with ages 18 to 24 years old, at least high school graduate and currently not enrolled nor employed are invited to join the registration scheduled on July 1-5, 2019 at Tacloban City PESO Office located near the City Hall of Tacloban.

After the registration process, screening of applicants will be conducted to determine who among the applicants are most qualified for the training. Just like last year, only one hundred (100) slots are allotted for this year’s batch of Jobstart trainees.

The JobStart trainees shall receive daily allowance of P200.00 for the duration of life skills training and technical skills training. After completing said trainings, they shall undertake internship with the partner establishments for a maximum of three (3) months with a stipend of not less than 75% of the prevailing minimum wage in the city.

Nine (9) employers have already signified to accept trainees during the Jobstart Employers Forum conducted last June 25, 2019 at the City Engineer’s Office Conference Room, Justice Romualdez Street, Tacloban City. Among these employers were McDonalds, Ocho Seafood & Grill Restaurant, Jollibee, Hotel Rodolfo, Hotel Alondra and Leyte Park Resort Hotel.

Jobstart Philippines Program, an employment facilitation program of DOLE, aims to enhance the employability of youth by reducing their job-search period and increasing their employability through training, paid internship and full-cycle employment facilitation services. The program is also designed to increase the capacity of Public Employment Service Office (PESOs) in providing full cycle employment facilitation services. (Norma Rae S. Costimiano)

 

 

April 8, 2019

Army to conduct Pre-Entry Examination in E. Visayas

CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan City – The 8th Infantry (Stormtroopers) Division, Philippine Army thru the Army Recruitment Mobile Team of Army Recruitment Office (ARO) Visayas will conduct the following Examinations: Armed Forces of the Philippines Service Aptitude Test (AFPSAT), from April 30 to May 2, 2019 and Army Qualifying Exam (AQE)/Special Written Exam (SWE) on May 3, 2019 to qualified applicants of Officer Candidate Course (OCC), Officer Preparatory Course (OPC) and Candidate Soldier Course (CSC) at Headquarters, 8th Infantry (Stormtroopers) Division, Camp Lukban, Brgy. Maulong, Catbalogan City, Samar.

Interested applicants may proceed to the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Personnel, G1and must bring along with them the original copy of the following documents: Birth Certificate from Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) 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.

For Officer Candidate Course (OCC): applicants must be 21-29 years old upon admission (no age waiver); natural born Filipino citizen; Baccalaureate Degree holder; single or never been married; never borne nor sired a child; physically and mentally fit; and at least five feet in height (male & female), Enlisted Personnel can apply even without completing one (1) term in the service.

For Officer Preparatory Course (OPC): Civilian applicants must be 21-33 years old while Enlisted Personnel should be 21 to 36 years old; natural born Filipino citizen; Baccalaureate Degree holder; physically and mentally fit; and at least five feet in height (male & female), Enlisted Personnel can apply even without completing one (1) term in the service.

For Candidate Soldier Course (CSC): applicants must be 18-25 years old and must not be 26 years old or older on the date of appointment as candidate soldier (no age waiver); natural born Filipino citizen; single and never been married; never borne nor sired a child; physically and mentally fit; at least five feet in height (male & female); with no pending case in court and with a strong desire to serve the country.

For further inquiries, feel free to contact OG1, 8ID Hotline numbers 09988821434 or 09778033918.
You may also visit the website: www.AFPSAT.mil.ph (DPAO, 8ID PA)

 

 

Posted January 30, 2019

8ID opens Candidate Soldier processing for CY 2019

CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan City – The 8th Infantry (Stormtroopers) Division, Philippine Army has started the recruitment and selection for 200 Candidate Soldier (CS) regular quota for CY 2019.

In line with this, this Command has directed all Infantry Brigades/Battalions to conduct registration to all interested CS applicants within their areas of responsibility, following the basic criteria/qualifications for selection/acceptance of CS applicants.

Interested applicants may proceed to the nearest Brigade/Battalion from their homes and must bring along with them the original copy of the following: Birth Certificate from Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) with official receipt, Form 137 or Transcript of Records, Diploma (High School or College), one (1) 2x2 picture with nametag, and valid identification cards.

“Applicants must be 18-26 years of age; single never been married; never borne nor sired a child; emotionally, physically and mentally fit; at least five feet in height (male & female); with no pending case in court; have passed the AFP Service Aptitude Test (AFPSAT); with a strong desire to serve the country; and have all the needed documents for processing. Aside from the AFPSAT rating, the requirements during the selection process include individual scores in the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) as well as individual interview by a board. Background investigations and Medical Examination will be conducted to qualified applicants prior to their appointment as Candidate Soldiers and subsequently undergo the six-month Candidate Soldier Course as a requisite for enlistment in the Philippine Army.

For further inquiries, please feel free to contact G1, 8ID Hotline numbers: 09988821434 or 09778033918.  (DPAO, 8ID PA)

 

 

Posted May 16, 2018

PSA-EV needs 427 statistical researchers for the 2018 Family Income and Expenditure Survey (FIES)

TACLOBAN CITY – The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) needs 427 Statistical Researchers in Eastern Visayas for the 2018 Family Income and Expenditure Survey (FIES) which will be conducted in July 2018 for the first visit and in January 2019 for the second visit.

The FIES is a nationwide survey of households which aims to gather data on family income and expenditure, to include among others, levels of consumption by item of expenditure as well as sources of income in cash and in kind. The results of FIES provide information on the levels of living and disparities in income of Filipino families, as well as their spending patterns.

The PSA is now accepting applicants for Statistical Researchers (SRs) who will be deployed across the region to enumerate sample households for at least a month. The qualifications for SRs are the following: (1) Must have at least two years of college education; (2) Must be willing to undergo training; (3) Must be willing to work away from home; (4) Must be physically fit to walk long distance and must not be pregnant; (5) Must have presentable personality, friendly, courteous, and has the ability to easily develop good rapport with respondents; (6) As much as possible must be a resident in any of the municipalities where the sample barangays/enumeration areas are located; (7) Must speak the main dialect in the province; (8) Must understand English since training materials are written in English; and (9) Must have a passing score in the written examination administered by the province.

Interested applicants may submit their application letter together with Personal Data Sheet accomplished in their own handwriting and with recent ID picture, Medical Certificate, Tax Identification Number, Transcript of Records (for college graduate) or Certification of Grades (for non-college graduates) to the PSA Provincial Statistical Office nearest to them on or before 28 May 2018.

For inquiries and further information, please visit any Provincial Statistical Office or contact the Regional Statistical Service Office VIII with telephone numbers (053) 321-8392 or (053) 321-5153, and email address psa_reg8@yahoo.com. (PSA-8)

 

House Resolution 1109