Philippine Marines Needs You, Apply Now and Become Marine Officers

The Philippine Marine Corps (PMC) is the marine corps of the Philippines, a naval infantry force under the command of the Philippine Navy. The PMC conducts amphibious, expeditionary, and special operations missions.

Interestingly, the Corps will be conducting Mobile Recruitment in the Provinces of Southern Luzon (Lucena City, Camarines Sur, Albay). AFPSAT Examinations, Neuropsychological Screening, and other examinations will take place in these areas for Mobile Recruitment. Hereunder is the tentative schedule of examination as follows:

  • Lucena City – 14 to 19 November 2022
  • Camarines Sur – 30 November to 05 Dec 2022
  • Albay – 12 to 17 December 2022


For Marine Officers
  • Must be a graduate of any four-year baccalaureate degree
  • At least 21 years old but not more than 26 years and 6 months old on the date of admission.
  • Single and Never been Married or has child
  • At least 5’0 feet tall
  • No Tattoo
For Marine Candidate Soldiers
  • Must be a K to 12 graduate or has at least 72 units of a collegiate course (if applicant falls under old curriculum) or has any Technical/Vocational course From TESDA with National Certificate (NCII)
  • At least 18 years old but not more than 24 years old on the date of admission.
  • Single and Never been Married or has child
  • At least 5’0 feet tall
  • No Tattoo

Opportunities and Benefits

  • Earn as much as Php 43,668 (for Candidate Officer) while on training while for (Candidate Soldier) you can earn as much as Php 23,237.
  • Upon graduation, you can earn as much as Php 52,143 for Candidate Officer while for a Candidate Soldier an amount of Php 37,254.
  • Longevity pay of 10% of the current monthly base pay compounded every five years of active military service.
  • Benefits and privileges (Free Medical and Dental Services (including dependents), insurance, billeting, and housing privileges).
  • Leadership and other Skills Training.
  • An opportunity to serve the country.

How to Apply?

To apply, fill-up the Google Forms below:

Reminders: Ensure that the Individual Result Form of AFPSAT must be valid within the last three (3) years.

For Officer Candidate, your AFPSAT score must be 80 points while for Candidate Soldier and Special Enlistment Applicants, it must be 50 points.

Initial Requirements

For Enlistment

  • PSA Birth Certificate
  • K-12 Diploma / TESDA Diploma
  • Transcript of Records
  • 2 x 2 Picture (White Background)

For Commissioned Officer

  • PSA Birth Certificate
  • College Diploma
  • Transcript of Records
  • 2 x 2 Picture (White Background)


For inquiries you may call the following contact numbers:

Recruitment Office - 09560874591 /09173217620 Catanduanes - 09770561066/ 09264300518 Rawis - 09060541973 Pili - 09272311791 / 09177707221 Daet - 09458134570 / 09154173283 Lucena - 09453795794 Sorsogon - 09773823158

“The task of training these young men into Marines is vested upon us. Today, as we start training them, we will be striking the first hammer blow in forging the “cutting edge” of the Armed Forces.”

LTSG Manuel Gomez’s mission on the formation of the Philippine Marine Corps in 1950


On orders from President Elpidio Quirino and Ramon Magsaysay, then Secretary of National Defense, the Corps was organized on November 7, 1950, as A Company of the Philippine Fleet's 1st Marine Battalion and then headquartered in Cavite City, in Naval Base Cavite. Personnel from the United States Army and United States Marine Corps helped train the very first Philippine Marines in combat and amphibious duties in Fort Bonifacio in Makati and in various other locations. Lieutenant Senior Grade Manuel Gomez was its first commandant, with then Lieutenant Junior Grade Gregorio Lim assisting him, with six other officers (4 seconded from the Navy and two from the Philippine Army) joining them, several of these officers being veterans of the Second World War.  Their hard work and training would pay off as the Marine Company conducted its first amphibious landing on April 19, 1951, in Umiray, Quezon, and took part in battle for the first time on June 4 of the same year in Nueva Ecija against communist rebels. These and other notable battles in various parts of the country, as well as overseas deployments to Korea, led to the Navy's decision to complete the 1st Marine Battalion with the raising of B Company in 1955 and the Headquarters and Service Company also in the same year, thus the marine battalion of one HQ company and two marine rifle companies, with now LCDR Lim in charge, was finally complete. (November 7, the date of the 1955 formal raising of the 1st Marine Battalion, is the official date of the Corps Birthday to this very day.)  Further marine companies and a weapons company would later be formed to augment the expansion of the force in the 1960s, and the abilities even expanded to VIP protection, and would also see the raising of its very own drum and bugle corps. The Marines would see themselves in action in securing the Spratly Islands in 1971 and in combating Muslim separatist forces and a strong New People's Army in the following years as the force became the Philippine Marine Brigade with the formation of the 2nd and 3rd Marine Battalions, the Headquarters Service Group, the 1st Provisional Tactical Battalion which saw action in Mindanao against Islamic separatists, and the Marine Training Group, later the Philippine Marines Training Group.  To highlight these changes the force was, in 1976, renamed as the Philippine Marines.  As the 1980s arrived, the force expansion was accompanied by battles against both communists and armed Islamist rebels all over the country, and in 1986 even took part in the successful People Power Revolution. The latter years would also see them in action as one coup d'état after another was launched against the Corazon Aquino administration, all ending in failure. It also saw Rodolfo Biazon becoming the first and only Marine Corps general to head the Armed Forces as Chief of Staff after a fruitful term as Superintendent of the Philippine Military Academy, the first and only Marine Corps general officer to occupy the office so far in PMA history.  The 1990s would see further expansion as the force, as part of the Philippine Navy, became the Philippine Marine Corps in 1995 as the force turned 45 years old. The early 2000s (decade) would see the Marine Corps once more facing not just communists and Islamic militants but also terrorist groups as well.  The Marines were also seen in action in the Battle of Zamboanga City in 2013 providing amphibious assault and fire-support for the Infantry forces. During the Battle of Marawi in 2017, they were also seen fighting against the Islamic state militants as their Vehicles like LAV-300s and V-150s are modified with wooden planks to protect them against IEDs and RPGs.  On 2018, Filipino lawmakers were proposing a law to make the Marines as an independent branch of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, but the ties with the Navy would still remain.Defense Secretary Lorenzana has opposed this proposal.

Source: Philippine Marine Corps

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