256 Army recruits kick off training

ILOILO City – A total of 256 recruits of the Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Battalion (3ID) have started their training at Camp Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz.

They will compose the Candidate Soldier Course (CSC) Class 606 and 607 – 2019 after completing the Jungle Warfare Mountain Operation Course.

According to Captain Cenon Pancito, 3ID spokesperson, the recruits went through a comprehensive selection process that included written, physical and medical exams, among others.

There were 839 applicants but only 256 made the cut. They took their oath of service in Camp Peralta Capiz on June 9.

Pancito said the Army division had expectations on the new recruits such as having a “sense of service to the Filipinos.”

“The government has improved the living conditions of soldiers thus it is just fitting that soldiers, especially the new ones, render excellent service,” Pancito said.

There will be another set of recruitment between June 24 to 28, he revealed.

The Army Recruitment Mobile Team will conduct the Armed Forces of the Philippines Service Aptitude Test (AFPSAT) at West Visayas State University’s main campus in La Paz district.

The recruitment is open for Officer Preparatory Course, Officer Candidate Course, and Candidate Soldier Course.

“Young individuals willing to serve the country through the Philippine Army are most welcome,” said Pancito. (PNA/PN)


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