QC backs revival of ROTC

  • March 20, 2017

QUEZON CITY, 20 March (PIA) – The Quezon City Government backs the revival of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).

 

Mayor Herbert Bautista supports moves to revive and reintroduce citizen military training in the school curriculum.

 

"We've been facing national security issues like challenges to our sovereignty, territorial integrity, peace and order and the like. We also need to instill patriotism. love for country, and discipline especially among the youth. The ROTC program will definitely help fill in the gaps," Bautista said.

 

The 48-year-old mayor, who holds a master in national security administration degree from the National Defense College of the Philippines, was promoted to full colonel in the Philippine Army Reserve Command. He is the commanding officer of the 1502nd Ready Reserve Infantry Brigade.

 

President Duterte recently made public his support for the revival of the Reserve Officers Training Corps program. 

 

House Bill 5113 seeks to make ROTC mandatory for Grades 11 and 12 in public and private schools.

 

The proposal pushes for the amendment of Republic Act No. 7077 or the Citizen Armed Forces of the Philippines Reservist Act to make ROTC mandatory.

 

The bill would introduce basic military training for students in order to “motivate, train, organize and utilize them for national defense preparedness or civil-military operations.” (QC/RJB/JEG/PIA-NCR)


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