From the Philippine News Agency (Dec 10): Philippine Marines conducts recruitment in Dumaguete
The Philippine Marines is in Dumaguete City to conduct recruitment activities.
In an interview, T/Sgt Josefino Dionson of the headquarters unit of the
Philippine Marines stressed the drive now of the Philippine Navy and the
Philippine Marines is to balance their strength by region, aside from giving
employment opportunities to Negrenses.
Pre-screening of applicants is conducted at the Negros Oriental State
University (NORSU) main campus, and the exams will be in February next year for
Quota for Negros Oriental is 60 to 90, preferably highly-skilled applicants
such as mechanics, with knowledge in electronics, information technology and the
T/Sgt Dionson said the Philippine Marines also need highly-skilled
individuals not just pure combatants.
The Marines are also conducting recruitment activities in Ilo-ilo, Bacolod,
Negros Occidental and Palawan.
Applicants who pass the exams in February next year will undergo the training
at the Philippines Marines base in Ternate, Cavite.
Qualified to apply are applicants aging 18-23 years old, single, at least
5’4” in height, highly-skilled are preferred, with at least 72 units in college.
However, high school graduates may apply provided they bring along with them
TESDA (Technical Education and Skills Development Authority) certifications.
TSgt. Dionson was accompanied by MSgt Imbudo of the NORSU naval training unit
in paying courtesy calls to Governor Roel Degamo and Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria.