The Philippine Army is recruiting new troops to join their ranks for 2017. The olders Armed Forces of the Philippines branch said it will add 13,910 total new recruits for this year to fill-up various Army units throughout the country.
The distribution of said recruitment is as follows:
– 349 officers (2nd Lieutenant);
– 8,892 soldiers for the special quota as approved by the President;
– 1,069 soldiers for the newly organized 54th Engineer Brigade; and the
– 3,600 soldiers representing the annual quota replacement in the Army
Most number of new recruits will fill-up the Army infantry, cavalry and artillery units. There are also recruits who will fill-up the engineer, communication, logistics, and other administrative functions of the Army.
Out of the total number of recruits, ten (10) percent is allocated for female recruits while five (5) percent from the indigenous peoples.
Once recruited and becomes a trainee, the candidate soldier will receive a gross income of P16,852.00. If enlisted, the new Private will receive a starting gross income of P23,204.00 plus a number of allowances and benefits.