President Duterte signed into law a bill that lowers the minimum height requirement for applicants of the Philippine National Police and other uniform agencies. The new law sets the new minimum requirement of 5’2 for men (1.57 meters) and 5’0 for women or (1.52 meters).
The law is Republic Act 11549 or the PNP, BFP, BJMP, and BuCor Height Equality Act.
RA 11549 PDF
An act lowering the minimum height requirement for applicants of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), and Bureau of Corrections (BUCOR), AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6975, AS AMENDED, REPUBLIC ACT NO.9263, AND REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10575.
According to the lawmakers, the amended law of height requirement is lowered down from the previous 5’4 for males and 5’2 for females to 5’2 for males and 5’0 for females to accommodate those applicants who want to serve the desired agencies but lack the requirement of height and the law says that it must not bar them from serving our country.
It will take effect 15 days after publication in the Official Gazette or in a newspaper of general circulation.