Bataan Representative Geraldine Roman, the first transgender lawmaker in the country, expressed her intent in joining the Armed Forces of the Philippines as part of its reserve corps.
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In a press release dated February 15, Roman commended the AFP for allowing members of the LGBT community to join the army. LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.
The Inquirer reported that Roman “expressed delight” for the “positive and historic development” and hoped that this will spark the awareness that as a transgender woman, she will don a military woman’s uniform and haircut.
In the same press release, Roman also expressed support towards the proposed revival of the mandatory Reserved Officers Training Course (ROTC) for Grades 11 and 12. She stated that she will “encourage the youth to join and promote the course.”
Transgender lawmaker intends to join AFP Reviewed by FilipiNews PH on Thursday, February 16, 2017 Rating: