Cagayan de Oro City – The Philippine Air Force (PAF) is now accepting applicants for the Candidate Soldier (CS) Procurement Program who will have to take the needed examination from March 15-19, 2008.
To qualify, applicants must be natural-born Filipino citizens, 18 years old but not more than 24 years old on the day of graduation from basic military training, single and neither been married nor have legal obligation to support a child or children.
He/she should also be physically fit, of good moral character, stands 5’4″ for male and 5’2″ for female and must have accumulated at least 72 units in college on or before the date of physical examination.
“This time, PAF is requiring all applicants to be computer literate,” Col. Jose P. Tanjuan, Jr. Commander of the Tactical Operations Group of Northern Mindanao (TOG-10) said.
Requirements needed to take the exam include the following: two (2) 2×2 colored pictures, birth certificate from the National Statistics Office, transcript of records or certificate of units earned in college from school registrar and a duly accomplished application form.
In region 10, these forms are available at TOG-10, Lumbia Airport, Civil Relations Services, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Patag and Reserve Officers’ Training Corp. (ROTC) Air Science Department, Xavier University, all in Cagayan de Oro City.
Sgt. Abel Idusma, Public Information Officer of TOG-10, said those who will pass the Armed Forces of the Philippines Aptitude Battery (AFPATB) exam will be made to perform the following physical test:
For males Ã¢â‚¬â€œ push-up and curl Ã¢â‚¬â€œup, 40 repeats, sit and reach, 30 cms., pull-up, 2 repeats and 3,2 km. run, 19 minutes.
For females Ã¢â‚¬â€œ push-up and curl-up of 20 repeats, sit and reach, 30 cms. flex arm hang, 20 sec. and 3.2 km. long run, 20 minutes.
Only the best qualified (top 800) will be processed and invited for physical/ medical exam in designated PAF Hospitals and submit the following additional requirements to the nearest designated processing centers, namely: 520th ABW, Pasay City, 600th ABW, Pampanga/Air Education Training Center (EATC), Lipa City in Batangas, 560th ABW, Mactan, Lapu-lapu City in Cebu and 530th ABW, Zamboanga City.
Two (2) copies of 1×1 picture and clearances from the Court of First Instance (CFI) or Municipal Judge, Barangay, Local Philippine National Police (PNP), Provincial PNP, Regional Trial Court (RTC), Mayor, National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and Municipal Trial Court (MTC).