PH Army urgently hiring computer programmers to boost cyber defense and security capability

by Ian Irving Bacungan

The Philippine Army is in urgent need of computer programmers and system developers that will help in boosting their coronavirus response operations and to strengthen the service’s cyber defense and security capability.

In a report on Rappler, the Philippine Army through its spokesperson Col. Ramon Zagala also addressed some inquiries whether the recruitment is connected to the sudden proliferation of fake Facebook accounts.

Zagala said that the said recruitment is not intended for “malicious purposes.”

“In the case of computer programmers, their skills are needed in the administration of the Army’s information systems such as personnel data management. Their services are required to upgrade the Army’s internal processes and are in no way to be utilized for malicious purposes,” Zagala said.

He added that the selection process for computer programmers and system developers is currently ongoing to ensure that candidates are “fit to enlist in the military service.”

The Philippine Army is also looking for  licensed medical doctors, nurses, registered radiologic technologists, registered medical technologists, registered respiratory technologists, bus or truck drivers, and auto mechanics.

Zagala said that these are needed to augment the Army’s capability in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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