Are you interested in becoming an officially deputized Philippine Mountain Ranger and Wildlife Enforcer and/or joining the Manila Baywatch?
If so, applications are now being accepted for a new batch of volunteers! Please FOLLOW both Manila Bay Beach and the Philippine Mountain Rangers and Wildlife Enforcers on Facebook and continue reading below to learn more.
WHAT IS THE MANILA BAYWATCH?
The Manila Baywatch — formed by Manila Bay Beach — with invaluable, foundational contribution from the Philippine Mountain Rangers and Wildlife Enforcers — is a community watch organization devoted to both environmental protection and crime prevention, as well as providing first-aid and life-saving services along the entire 900m Manila Baywalk.
WHAT IS A PHILIPPINE MOUNTAIN RANGER AND WILDLIFE ENFORCER?
A Philippine Mountain Ranger and Wildlife Enforcer is a well-disciplined, honorable, quasi-military volunteer who selflessly serves the environment, wildlife and the community, and most importantly — when called upon — assists the injured and/or saves lives.
The Philippine Mountain Rangers and Wildlife Enforcers is currently accepting its first class of recruits to train and to serve (joining previous graduates) alongside and in cooperation with both the DENR and the PNP at the Manila Baywalk — should they choose — as inducted members of the Manila Baywatch.
IF I CHOOSE TO TRAIN, WHAT SKILLS WILL I LEARN?
In general, Mountain Ranger trainees will receive basic military training: survival skills, self-defense, first aid, stop-the-bleeding, safety, leadership, courtesy, discipline, law, situational awareness, et cetera.
In the near future, interested/select members of the Manila Baywatch will undergo the 26.5 hour American Aquatics and Safety Training Course to become certified lifeguards.
Learn more at Manila Baywatch > Lifeguards.
HOW MUCH DOES THE PROGRAM COST?
You will receive all of the following:
Trainee ID Card
Regular ID Card
WHEN IS THE NEXT TRAINING SCHEDULE AT THE MANILA BAYWALK? HOW LONG IS THE PROGRAM?
Mountain Ranger training begins on Saturday, February 11, 2023.
The complete schedule for the Saturday batch is as follows (a possible Sunday batch may be added in the near future):
Saturday, February 11, 5AM-4PM
Saturday, February 18, 5AM-4PM
Saturday, February 25, 5AM-4PM
Saturday, March 4, 5AM-4PM
Saturday, March 11, 5AM-4PM
Saturday, March 18, 5AM-4PM
Saturday, March 25, 5AM-4PM
Saturday, April 1, 5AM-4PM
Saturday, April 8-9 (overnight), Jungle Survival in Laguna
Saturday, April 16 — GRADUATION CEREMONY
HOW CAN I JOIN? WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?
Assuming you are at least 18 years old, kindly add yourself to our recruitment group page below:
Philippine Mountain Rangers And Wildlife Enforcers Recruitment (Official)
Electronically submit your brief statement of interest and requirements (listed directly below) via message to the following account:
Philippine Mountain Rangers and Wildlife Enforcers
BIODATA or CV
PSA Birth Certificate
Whole body Picture: (white T-shirt and rubber shoes)
Fully accomplished Application Form (this will be provided upon completion of successful online interview)
ROTC Certification (Yes — not having an ROTC certification is acceptable.)
School Diploma (Yes — undergraduates and non-graduates are accepted.)
Prepare your documents while you wait for us to contact you to schedule your online or face-to-face interview.
Assuming your interview was successful, please bring hardcopies of the above Mandatory Requirements as attachment when called to base to begin your training.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO GRADUATE?
To be officially recognized as a certified Mountain Ranger and Wildlife Enforcer, applicants must successfully complete the 8-week training program, the jungle survival weekend, and 200 hours — documented — of community service.
HOW CAN I BECOME DEPUTIZED?
First, of course, you must graduate the initial training program.
Second, once you have earned Mountain Ranger and Wildlife Enforcer status, you must successfully complete the Officer’s Training Course to earn officer status.
Third, once you have earned officer status, you qualify for the DENR Deputation Course.
ARE THERE OTHER TRAINING LOCATIONS?
There are currently three training locations:
Graduates from any location may serve in the Manila Baywatch.
TELL ME MORE ABOUT MANILA BAY BEACH
Manila Bay Beach is a non-profit, non-government office — Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registration in process — dedicated to returning the Manila Baywalk to its former, majestic glory.
Manila Bay Beach advocates for the following outcomes regarding the Manila Baywalk area: 1) environmental awareness, education and protection, 2) beauty, cleanliness and vibrancy, and 3) safety and security.
Manila Bay Beach — envisioning a clean, vibrant and safe future along the Manila Baywalk for both the young and the old — is constantly meeting with and listening to various community and government leaders, supporters and critics of the various Manila Bay rehabilitation, reclamation and relocation endeavors to further its understanding of the issues and concerns to best serve both the immediate community and all Manileños at lahat ng tao sa Pilipinas.
Please visit the Manila Bay Beach Ethics page for additional information.
TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES MOUNTAIN RANGERS AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCERS
The Philippine Mountain Rangers and Wildlife Enforcers is duly and legally registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as a non-government office that helps enforce the protection of our nature and wildlife, while assisting with the implementation of existing laws of the Philippine Government (marine and rainforest), anti-pollution, assist maritime search, rescue, relief operation, and more.
The Mountain Rangers focus on environmental protection, environmental awareness, the promotion of livelihood, youth development, education regarding risk reduction and disaster management, and the respect of minority and indigenous people.
The Philippine Mountain Rangers conducts regular training to ensure all members are outstanding citizens, maintaining a good mindset and a great example in their own communities.
WHAT IF I HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?
You may contact Joe via Manila Bay Beach.
You may contact Raven and/or Kitty via the Philippine Mountain Rangers and Wildlife Enforcers.