Voting 23-0, the Philippine Senate has approved Senate Bill No. 1563 or the proposed “PNP, BFP, BJMP and BuCor Height Equality Act,”, sponsored by Sen. Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa which seeks to lower the height requirement for policemen, firemen and jailguards. Under the measure, the minimum height for female and male applicants is now lowered to 5’0” and 5’2″, respectively.

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