Fight lang nang fight! Roman wants LGBTs welcomed in PH military
The battle doesn’t end for Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman.
The day after she became the first transgender to join the Philippine Army’s Reserve Force, the politiko took to Instagram to say that other members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community should be welcomed as well.
“I commend the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) for allowing Filipino LGBT members to serve their country in uniform. My belief is that all patriotic Filipinos must be allowed to apply for military service, regardless of gender and sexual orientation and identification,” said Roman.
She said war and disaster do not recognize gender.
“These affects everybody, and everyone must defend and serve our communities and our country,” added Roman.
We support this, Miss G!
Yesterday, I proudly took an oath to be a Reservist Officer of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, making me the first transgender military officer of our country. I commend the AFP for allowing Filipino LGBT members to serve their country in uniform. My belief is that ALL patriotic Filipinos must be allowed to apply for military service, regardless of gender and sexual orientation and identification. After all, war and disaster do not recognize gender. These affects everybody, and EVERYONE must defend and serve our communities and our country. For service of country, we must bring back the mandatory ROTC program for grades 11 and 12. We in Congress are working to make the ROTC experience a significant, beneficial and meaningful training experience. We will ensure that Patriotism will be inculcated among the youth through this course. This is in consonance with Article II section 13 of the Constitution which explicitly provides that "the State shall inculcate in the youth patriotism and nationalism, and encourage their involvement in public and civic affairs.
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