The Philippine Army (PA) (Tagalog: Hukbong Katihan ng Pilipinas; in literal English: Army of the Ground of the Philippines; in literal Spanish: Ejército de la Tierra de la Filipinas) is the main, oldest, and largest branch of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
The Philippine Army (PA) is located at Fort Andres Bonifacio, Taguig City Metro Manila. With 11 divisions and special units scattered in the islands of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao; the PA is responsible for defending the country through land combat and operations. The mission of the Philippine Army is to “organize, train, equip, deploy and sustain ground forces in the conduct of support to operations to “win the peace” in order to help the Filipino nation create an environment conducive for sustainable development and just and lasting peace”.
For 122 years, the Philippine Army served as the protector of the Filipinos and a key player in nation-building. Today, the Philippine Army continues to innovate its forces and victory against all battles and threats to serve the people and secure the land.
Philippine Army Ranks
These are the ranks within the Philippine Army, divided into two groups: officers and enlisted personnel.
- Lieutenant general
- Major general
- Brigadier general
- Lieutenant colonel
- 1st lieutenant
- 2nd lieutenant
- Chief master sergeant
- Senior master sergeant
- Master sergeant
- Technical sergeant
- Staff sergeant
- Private first class
Philippine Army Benefits
The Philippine Army offers members competitive pay and benefits, chances to pursue post-graduate studies both domestically and abroad, insurance and healthcare benefits, billeting and housing privileges, job security, training in leadership and other skills, the chance to serve as Army commander, and chances for career advancement.
Philippine Army Salary Grade 2023
|Lieutenant general||Php 125,574|
|Major general||Php 102,896|
|Brigadier general||Php 91,058|
|Lieutenant colonel||Php 71,313|
|1st lieutenant||Php 49,528|
|2nd lieutenant||Php 43,829|
|Chief master sergeant||Php 34,761|
|Senior master sergeant||Php 34,079|
|Master sergeant||Php 33,411|
|Technical sergeant||Php 32,756|
|Staff sergeant||Php 32,114|
|Private first class||Php 30,261|
As you can see, a soldier’s monthly salary in the Philippines can range from Php 30,000 to Php 150,000 if you become a general. The salary of a lieutenant can range from Php 43,800 to Php 49,500.
A master sergeant earns Php 33,411 per month, a staff sergeant earns Php 32,114 per month, and a private earns Php 29,668 per month.
In addition, the salary grade of other military personnel in the Philippines are as follows: A candidate soldier can receive Php 33,327 in monthly gross payments, a private (enlisted personnel) can receive Php 37,038 in monthly gross payments, an officer candidate can receive Php 41,696 in monthly gross payments, and a 2Lt (call to active duty) can receive Php 49,906.
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Source: Philippine Go