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Philstar.com reports that Cebu Rep. Pablo John Garcia has filed House Bill 6203, which seeks to "remove of the height requirement for police, fire, and jail officers." The report noted: "Under the current law, a male police, fire and jail officer has to be at least 1.62 meters (5’3”) tall, while a female officer must be at least 1.57 meters (5’1”) tall."
The report quoted Garcia, who said that "the required height for police, fire and jail officers has denied a good number of possible candidates, mostly women, the opportunity to serve the country."
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