The Philippine Navy will recruit more than 1,000 officers and enlisted personnel to fill up the organization’s desired requirement. Navy chief Vice Admiral Ronald Joseph Mercado signed a memorandum of agreement with universities and local governments on Thursday at the Navy headquarters in Manila. The Navy inked the MOA with Adamson University, Mapua Institute of Technology and Technological University of the Philippines and the local governments of Manila and Quezon City. ADVERTISEMENTThere are currently 22,000 active officers and enlisted personnel in the Navy. “The main objective is for the Navy to recruit graduating students and exchange of programs between the Navy and the LGUs (local government units) and universities.