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Philippine Coast Guard to hire 4,000 personnel, salary P37,000 - P51-000 per month

PCG Hiring for 2023

Cordillera - The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has approved the recruitment of 4,000 uniformed personnel for the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in the current fiscal year. 

This recommendation was favorably endorsed by Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Jaime Bautista, with the strategic objective of bolstering the PCG's manpower and enhancing its capacity in maritime governance.

The ongoing nationwide recruitment process is expected to be concluded by the end of the year, resulting in a total of 30,430 personnel. 

This significant increase in manpower will reinforce the strength of the PCG and contribute to establishing a more robust coast guard organization.

The newly recruited personnel will be assigned to various PCG Stations and Substations, specifically addressing the current shortage of personnel in coastal municipalities. 

This deployment will substantially enhance the PCG's capability to effectively carry out its essential role in maritime governance across the Philippine archipelago.

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.

The PCG plays a critical role in safeguarding lives and property at sea, enforcing maritime law, protecting the marine environment, and asserting our maritime jurisdiction. 

Adding these personnel will significantly contribute to the ongoing success of these efforts.

source || PCG and DBM (



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