A lot of people are currently on the lookout on being part of the Philippine Navy. To give you a brief and simple description on what the Philippine Navy does, just think of it like police on seabed. The Philippine Navy is the naval warfare service branch of the AFP or the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Out of the three (3) main branches of the AFP, the Philippine Navy is a category that would make your country proud of you.

Hukbong Dagat Pilipinas is its counterpart in Tagalog and what they do is to ensure the safety and welfare of the country through the vast oceans surrounding it. Given the fact that we’re an archipelago, outlets from different sources would go via our water ports. May it be for trade, for visitation, and such, they need to ensure that everything that goes in and out of our country would be better for the nation.

Source: Philippine Navy Website

What are the requirements if I want to be part of the Philippine Navy?

There are different career options if you’re willing to be part of the PN. We have enlistment, candidate, soldier, and officer. All of these paths would require the following:

  • Must be a naturally-born Filipino Citizen;
  • Height requirement must be at least five (5) feet (152.4 cm);
  • Must be of good moral character with no pending civil or criminal case;
  • Single (never married) with no child or children support;
  • Must be physically, mentally, and psychologically fit and;
  • Candidates need to pass the AFP Aptitude Battery Test, IQ, and Special Written Examination

For Naval Officers Candidates Course (NOCC), the requirements would be:

  • Natural born Filipino citizen and of good moral character
  • Height of at least 5′ 0 ” for both male/female
  • No pending civil/criminal case
  • Age should be between 21-28 years old
  • Unmarried and with no child to support
  • Graduate of a 4-year baccalaureate degree (preferably technical courses)
  • Physically and mentally fit for training
  • Must have complete four front (anterior teeth) and at least three molars (back teeth) on both upper and lower jaws
  • Must pass the AFPSAT, IQ and SWE exams

For the basic seaman course (BSC), the requirements are technically the same. The only difference is the degree. BSC only requires 72 complete units in college that is preferably technical or TESDA NCII.

Now that we know the eligibility requirements, let’s now head to the documentation requirements you need to submit if you’re aspiring to be part of the Philippine Navy in the above posts.

Source: iweb.ph

Philippine Navy required documentation would be:

  • NSO Birth Certificate both original document and photocopy;
  • Original and Photocopy of Transcript of Records;
  • College Diploma both original document and photocopy;
  • 2 x 2 colored ID Picture with White Background;
  • Lastly, duly accomplished application form

When submitting, ensure that everything is in place to avoid delays and of course going back and forth to the site where you have to submit. A quick tip would be placing all of your requirements in an envelope; that way, you can be sure that you have everything in place and that it will be in good condition by the time you are going to submit them.

The Philippine Navy is also accepting Reservists of the AFP. In this path, documentary requirements would be:

  • NSO/PSA-certified birth certificate
  • Diploma (at least high school)
  •  NBI ClearanceBarangay Clearance
  •  Police Clearance
  •  Prosecutor Clearance/court clearance (regional trial court)
  •  Medical Clearance
  •  2 pcs of 2 × 2 picture
  • 2 pcs post card-size picture (whole body white back ground, wearing white shirt and white maong pants) (White Background)

Each year, the Navy is ranking up people or is in need of people for their services. This year, the AFP is set to get 5, 500 slots with 1, 000 of those in the navy. Do you have the interest in being part of the organization that keeps our country safe and sound? If yes, then what are you waiting for? Go and ask for an application now.

You can visit the Philippine Navy website for more information about this. Moreover, you can contact them at:

Headquarters Philippine Navy Naval Station Jose V. Andrada, 2335 Pres. M. Roxas Boulevard, Manila
PLDT Line: (02) 524-2061 to 69
Military Line: 7690

Bonifacio Naval Station Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
Phone Number: (02) 815-3420 loc 6137
Mobile Number: (+63) 917-476-3071 / (+63) 919-558-6274

Marine Barracks Fort Bonifacio, Bonifacio Naval Station, Taguig City
Phone Number: (02) 893-2121 loc 935
Mobile Number: (+63) 917-785-6758

Headquarters Philippine Navy Naval Station Jose V. Andrada, 2335 Pres. M. Roxas Boulevard, Manila
Phone Number: (02) 523-3438
Fax Number: (02) 524-5785
Mobile Number: (+63) 917-569-6840

Naval Base Heracleo Alano, Sangley Point, Cavite City
PLDT Line: (046) 431-2120
PLDT Fax: (046) 431-7708
Military Line: 4393

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