The Philippine Government is trying to bring back the controversial restoration of Mandatory ROTC for Senior High Students and according to CNN Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte has already approved the restoration of the Reserved Officers Training Corps (ROTC) for Grades 11 and 12 in all public and private schools across the country.
According to Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol on a Facebook post on Tuesday, the revival of ROTC in private and public schools was discussed at the Cabinet meeting where the President approved it and submitted to the Congress and the Senate to immediately certification.
Meanwhile, Filipino people shared their different opinion about the restoration of Mandatory ROTC, most of them agreed that ROTC is only a burden for all students where they are only placed under the extreme heat of the sun, while some of them are afraid of repeating the dark images of hazing? Where it was one of the major problem of the said military education that eventually caused of its revocation.
Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is a military education and training program that mobilize students into the preparedness of defending our country in case of sudden War. Its specific objectives include preparation of college students for service in the Armed Forces of the Philippines in the event of an emergency and their training to become reservists and potential commissioned officers of the AFP.
The return of Mandatory ROTC is to restore the youth for moral and spiritual values, love for their country, respect for human rights and adherence to the Constitution