Sen. Panfilo "Ping" Lacson said on Sunday he supported the move to do away with the height requirement for aspiring police officers but he would push for them to limit their belly size.
The country's top cop, Ronald dela Rosa, should lead by example, said the senator, who as Philippine National Police chief during the Estrada administration implemented a strict belly requirement for policemen.
Lacson was reacting to the decision of the National Police Commission (Napolcom) to remove the height requirement for those taking the PNP entrance exams on April 22.
The Napolcom now requires examinees to be degree holders and not more than 30 years old.
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