Women in the Military

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Female soldiers dance to the tune of "Poker Face" during an Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Change of Command ceremony at the military headquarters in Manila June 22, 2010. Outgoing AFP chief of staff Gen. Delfin Bangit, appointed only in March, decided to retire one year earlier to avoid a political conflict with incoming Commander-in-Chief Benigno 'Noynoy' Aquino, who has promised to replace him after he takes his oath as president next week.
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Female soldiers march during a testimonial review in honour of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo at a military camp in Quezon city, metro Manila June 11, 2010. The testimonial parade will be the last for President Arroyo as President and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces of the Philippines. Arroyo will transfer her power to newly elected President Benigno 'Noynoy' Aquino on June 30. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
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Female military personnel parade during the 74th anniversary of the Armed Forces of the Philippines at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City, Metro Manila December 24, 2009. REUTERS/Roi Azure (PHILIPPINES - Tags: ANNIVERSARY MILITARY POLITICS)
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REFILE - CORRECTING SPELLING Military personnel carry a woman after she fainted while waiting in line to leave the town on military air transport, at the destroyed airport after super typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban City, in central Philippines November 12, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su (PHILIPPINES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY MILITARY)
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A member of the Philippine Air Force Mobile Disaster Response Unit escorts a typhoon victim as they board a military C-130 plane bound for Manila, in Borongan, Eastern Samar, in central Philippines December 10, 2014. Philippine rescue teams were struggling on Wednesday to reach upland communities on the eastern island which took the brunt of a typhoon at the weekend amid security fears in an area known as a hotbed of Maoist insurgents. Typhoon Hagupit destroyed nearly 16,500 houses and damaged more than 33,100 on the island of Samar before making its way slowly across the country. It has since been downgraded to a tropical storm and on Wednesday was headed for southern Vietnam. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)