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.
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.
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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