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PADILLA VOWS: NO REPEAT OF ABUSES IN ROTC PROGRAM

Citing the professionalization of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and current laws penalizing hazing, Senator Robin Padilla is 99 percent sure the past “abuses” that hounded the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program will not happen again. Padilla, a vocal advocate of basic citizens’ military training, also reiterated that ROTC is not just about […]

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PADILLA TO YOUTH: BE INSPIRED BY SCOUT RANGERS

Become an inspiration to the youths so they will embrace discipline. This was the call made by Senator Robin Padilla to the “elite” Scout Rangers of the Philippine Army. Padilla, a reserve Captain in the Philippine Army, voiced hopes the Scout Rangers’ heroism will lead the youth to undergo Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) and […]

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PADILLA BACKS ROTC PROGRAM FOR PH DEFENSE

More than “keyboard warriors,” a prepared citizenry with skills and discipline sharpened through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is needed to defend our country especially against foreign invaders. Senator Robin Padilla stressed this at the conclusion of the Visayas Regional Qualifying Leg ng Philippine ROTC Games 2023 in Iloilo City. Padilla pointed out the […]

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ESCUDERO WANTS ‘SCIENTIFIC STUDY’ ON NSTP

Senator Chiz Escudero asked the proponents of Senate Bill 2034 to present a scientific study to validate that the current National Service Training Program (NSTP) is a “total failure” hence, the proposal to replace it with the reinstatement of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program. Escudero said a formal study based on facts is […]

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ROTC TO DETER INVASION OF PH – PADILLA

Having a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) training is needed to help prepare Filipinos to fight off attempts to invade the Philippines. Senator Robin Padilla stressed this at a Senate hearing on bills to include ROTC in higher levels of education. “Ito ay ginawa natin itong ROTC, huwag po sana tayo sumailalim sa kanino mang […]

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BONG GO BACKS RETURN OF ROTC IN SCHOOLS

Senator Bong Go called for thorough study of the proposed reintroduction of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) in schools, saying that reserve units of the program can play a significant role not only for national security but also in bayanihan efforts during disasters and other crisis situations. “Suportado ko po ang ROTC dahil mas […]

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INCLUDE BASIC LIFE-SAVING SKILLS IN ROTC – DE VERA

The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program should include teaching the youth basic life-saving skills, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) said. At a briefing live streamed via Facebook, CHED Chairperson J. Prospero de Vera III said he was in favor of requiring the youth to undergo the program, but it should be “skills-based”. “Why […]

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NOGRALES SWORN INTO OFFICE BY VP SARA DUTERTE

Incoming Rizal 4th District Rep. Fidel Nograles took his oath of office on Wednesday, June 28, before Vice President Sara Duterte in Davao City.  Nograles won in the newly-formed district, which constitutes the Municipality of Montalban, by a landslide, winning by over 60,000 votes over his rivals.  In particular, Nograles voiced his support for the […]

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GIVE PRIORITY ON FOOD, NOT ROTC — PANGILINAN

Senator Kiko Pangilinan said that instead of imposing mandatory military training via the Reserved Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) to the youth, the government should focus on strengthening programs that will address food security and hunger. In his DZMM’s ‘On the Spot’ vice-presidential interview, Pangilinan maintained his opposition on the proposal to reimpose mandatory military training […]

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ROTC TO BOOST YOUTH’S CAPACITY AS DISASTER RESPONDERS – GATCHALIAN

The proposed institutionalization of the basic Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) in the senior high school level will boost the youth’s capacity as responders in times of disasters. This is the view of Senator Win Gatchalian as he underscored the need to build on the skills of the youth in responding to disasters such as […]