Is there an age limit for government jobs in the Philippines?

Last Updated on 04/08/2020 by FilipiKnow

Most job openings for civilian posts in the government have a minimum age requirement of 18 years old. Applicants younger than 18 are not allowed to apply.

As for the maximum age limit, government agencies don’t indicate this information in their notices of vacancies. All government branches are covered by the Anti-Age Discrimination in Employment Act (Republic Act 10911) that bans rejecting applicants based on age.

Filipinos in their 50s or even 60s (but younger than the mandatory retirement age of 65) may apply for civilian government positions, as long as they’re qualified. In fact, a special job program allows senior citizens to get jobs in various government offices.

However, positions for military and uniformed personnel in the Philippine government do have age limits, as well as height and weight requirements. These qualifications are imposed to ensure that successful candidates are physically and mentally fit to perform their duties.

Here’s the list of government jobs with age limits in the Philippines:

1. Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).

a. Fire Officer 1.

  • Age limit: 21 to 30 years old
  • Height requirement: At least 5’4″ (males) and 5’2″ (females)
  • Weight requirement: Not more or less than 5kg from the standard weight

 

2. Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP).

a. Jail Officer 1.

  • Age limit: 21 to 30 years old
  • Height requirement: At least 5’4″ (males) and 5’2″ (females)
  • Weight requirement: Not more or less than 5kg from the standard weight

 

3. Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).

a. Non-Officer.

  • Age limit: 18 to 26 years old
  • Height requirement: None
  • Weight requirement: None

b. Officer.

  • Age limit: 21 to 26 years old
  • Height requirement: None
  • Weight requirement: None

 

4. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).

a. Intelligence Officer 1 (Entry-level post for Drug Enforcement Officer).

  • Age limit: 21 to 35 years old
  • Height requirement: At least 5’2″ (males) and 5’0″ (females)
  • Weight requirement: None

 

5. Philippine National Police (PNP).

a. Police Patrolman (initial rank for successful candidates).

  • Age limit: 21 to 30 years old
  • Height requirement: At least 5’4″ (males) and 5’2″ (females)
  • Weight requirement: Not more or less than 5kg from the standard weight

 

6. Philippine Air Force.

a. Candidate Soldier.

  • Age limit: 18 to 26 years old
  • Height requirement: At least 5’0″
  • Weight requirement: None

b. Officer.

  • Age limit: 21 to 29 years old
  • Height requirement: At least 5’0″
  • Weight requirement: None

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7. Philippine Army.

a. Candidate Soldier.

  • Age limit: 18 to 30 years old
  • Height requirement: 5’0″ to 6’4″
  • Weight requirement: None

b. Officer Candidate.

  • Age limit: 21 to 29 years old
  • Height requirement: 5’0″ to 6’4″
  • Weight requirement: None

c. Called to Active Duty.

  • Age limit: 31 years old or younger
  • Height requirement: 5’0″ to 6’4″
  • Weight requirement: None

 

8. Philippine Navy.

a. Naval Officer Candidate.

  • Age limit: 21 to 29 years old
  • Height requirement: At least 5’0″ (sailors) / At least 5’4″ (male marines) and 5’2″ (female marines)
  • Weight requirement: None

b. Enlisted Personnel.

  • Age limit: 18 to 26 years old
  • Height requirement: At least 5’0″ (sailors) / At least 5’4″ (male marines) and 5’2″ (female marines)
  • Weight requirement: None

c. Civilian employees.

  • Age limit: 20 to 40 years old
  • Height requirement: None
  • Weight requirement: None

 

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