Base salary as Private: PhP 37,838

Looking for a job? Well, the Army wants you.

The Philippine Army (Hukbong Katihan ng Pilipinas) has announced that they are holding a special recruitment program for bus and truck drivers. Qualified recruits will be immediately enlisted with a rank of Private with a starting gross salary of PhP 37,838 per month.

Now the qualifications and requirements are quite extensive. Applicants (recruits, really) must be 22 to 35 years old, be at least be 5'4” tall (162.5 cm) and be living in Luzon. Recruits should also be either a High School or a K-12 graduate, have an LTO driver's license with restrictions 1, 2, 3, and 8, and possess a Driving NC III certificate from TESDA, have an NBI clearance, have at least 5 years of experience and can immediately resign without any impediments if they are currently employed.

Drive for the AFP image

The recruitment notice specified that the Army is looking for bus and truck drivers, so presumably, the recruits will be driving the bigger vehicles in the PA's motor pool. Currently, that includes Humvees (HMMWV), Maxi-Ambulances, and a variety of that include ones from Kia (KM-450, KM-250), Isuzu (Elf), Russian Urals, Toyota Hiluxes, and Mitsubishi L200s. What is more likely though is that recruits will end up driving those massive Deuce and a Half trucks; AKA the M35 series.

We're not quite sure if the tasks would include driving the armored vehicles in the Army's inventory like the FV101 Scorpion, M113 APC, Cadillac Gage, or the GKN Simba, but we expect recruits can try to apply for training to drive such vehicles in the future.

Drive for the AFP image

Interested applicants can send a text message to +63956-3049391 with their complete name, birth date, age, marital status, complete address, present job description, LTO license expiration date, and LTO restrictions.

Here's the kicker though: the recruitment deadline is today (April 7) at 5:00 PM. So if you have all those qualifications and want to join up and be a Private in the Philippine Army, text them ASAP.

Good luck.