The Philippine Coast Guard will be hiring 4,000 personnel this year and 5,000 next year, according to Philippine Coast Guard spokesperson Commander Armand Balilo. He said that by the end of this month they will be announcing vacancies.
“This is the first time that we were allowed to recruit 4,000 and 5,000 next year. We started 3,000 during our separation from Philippine Navy in 1998, and almost every year [we recruited] 500. Ang pinaka-malaki namin 900,” Balilo told Pinky Webb in CNN Philippines’ The Source.
The Coast Guard was granted late 2015 to hire 900 uniformed personnel including vessel crew for upcoming PCG assets.
As of today, 3 Japan-made 44-meter vessels are already delivered and in active service. Japan is expected to deliver 7 more vessels every quarter until completion. 2 100-meter vessels are also expected to be built by Japan for Coast Guard after the Duterte administration approved and secured funding from Japan.
“This time we were granted, ‘yung request namin from DBM, to recruit 4,000 and it’s going to be a big help on our part,” Commander Balilo said.
For non-officers, an applicant must have completed 72 units in college, with TESDA skill needed by Coast Guard like welding, various equipment maintenance. For officers, applicant must be board passer, preferably a graduate of maritime or environment protection related course.
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