18 Jan Armed Forces of the Philippines Welcomes LGBT Applicants
For the year 2018, the Armed Forces of the Philippines is currently searching for 10,000 Filipinos who want to become new soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines. AFP expressed that they will not discriminate against members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community who wants to pursue military careers.
However, with this invitation, they also want to remind the LGBT community to behave properly, if they really wish to join the Philippine Army.
“We were being asked kung ang recruitment ba namin will include members of the LGBT – the so-called LGBT community. Are we not going to discriminate against them? Ang sagot po namin, no. The AFP is not going to discriminate against them. Malaya po silang makapag-apply at pumasok sa Armed Forces,” said Colonel Edgard Arevalo, AFP chief of public affairs.
“Subalit ang amin pong tagubilin ay iisa lamang. Sa sandaling sila po ay mag-apply at tanggapin na po sa Armed Forces of the Philippines, atin po silang pinapa-alalahanan na kailangan po nilang mag-act at kumilos nang may dignidad at pag-iingat sa kanilang unipormang isusuot. Sapagkat an AFP is a uniformed service. It is a noble profession of arms,” Col. Arevalo added.
Colonel Edgard Arevalo also emphasized that anyone who can fulfill the application requirements and pass the exams will be welcomed to the AFP, regardless of their gender.
Below are the images AFP shared for the applicants:
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