Coast Guard to recruit 4,000, officers, enlisted personnel

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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will recruit 4,000 officers for commissionship and personnel for enlistment before the end of 2019.

PCG Commandant Vice Admiral Joel S Garcia encourages natural-born Filipino citizens who are physically and mentally fit, as well as of good moral character to apply as a PCG officer or enlisted personnel by processing an application in any Coast Guard District across the country.

Minimum qualifications for a PCG officer include: a four-year college degree, a professional civil service eligibility, and a passing mark at the PCG Aptitude Battery Test (ABT) for commissionship.

The entry level salary for a commissioned officer with a rank of Ensign is ₱ 51,000.

Meanwhile, applicants for PCG enlisted personnel shall have atleast 72 completed units or a 6-month Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) course certificate as a proof of skill or expertise in a field of practice. He / She also needs to pass the PCG ABT for enlistment.

The entry level salary for an enlisted personnel with a rank of Apprentice is ₱ 37,000.

Applicants for commissionship or enlistment shall submit the following documents to the nearest Coast Guard District for processing: Accomplished PCG ABT application form and personal information shee, photocopy of transcript of records, photocopy of certificate or diploma, and photocopy of Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) authenticated birth certificate.

Schedules for examination are on 30 November 2019, 07 December 2019, and 14 December 2019 in identified Coast Guard Districts across the country. PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD