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Alang problema: AFP amenable with inducting Bataan solon Roman to reserve forces

Feb 16, 2017 @ 5:13

Inducting Bataan 1st District Rep. Geraldine Roman, the first ever transgender woman elected to the House of Representatives, to the reserves will not be a problem to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

This was disclosed AFP public affairs office chief Col. Edgard Arevalo in a statement February 15.

“In taking in applicants to the AFP whether in regular or reservist force, we do not discriminate with respect to gender,” he added.

The AFP’s ongoing gender and development program guarantees that, Arevalo stressed.

“As such, the AFP welcomes the express interest of Rep Roman. We highly value the patriotism of our citizens and will work to cultivate this. She will be a welcome addition to the Reservists Force,” he added.

And before accepting and training prospective members, Arevalo said the AFP inculcates on them that that they are entering an institution placed in high esteem.

“As such, we admonish them to maintain the dignity of the uniform; observe discipline, propriety and decorum; and measure up to the steep standards of the service. Else, they have no room in this noble profession of arms,” he added.

But he clarified that gender of the prospective will be based on the gender of the applicant based on certificate of live birth.

Roman earlier lauded the AFP for allowing military applicants coming the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) sector.

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