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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has approved the inclusion of ‘HIJAB’ in the uniform of female Muslim Coast Guard personnel. The directive was made effective last January 25, 2022.

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Because of this, the Muslim community in the PCG conveyed their sincere gratitude to PCG Commandant, CG Admiral Leopoldo V Laroya; PCG Uniform Board Chairperson, CG Vice Admiral Artemio M Abu; as well as to PCG senior officers and other members of the PCG Uniform Board for supporting the establishment of the identity of the ‘MUSLIM FATIMA’ in the Coast Guard service.

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Members of the said community hope that the inclusion of hijab in the official PCG uniform will encourage more Muslim women to join the Coast Guard workforce.

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