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'What militarization?' AFP defends planned presence in schools

Aug 24, 2019 - 4:50 PM

The military says soldiers would be 'engaging' students during information campaigns and lectures, not curtailing their academic freedom

WHAT MILITARIZATION? AFP Spokeperson Brigadier General Edgard Arevalo at a press conference on security issues at Camp Aguinaldo on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Mandatory ROTC? Fix K to 12 program first, netizens say

Aug 22, 2019 - 10:00 PM

Do you agree with lawmakers that making ROTC mandatory would instill a sense of nationalism and patriotism into the Filipino youth?

Gatchalian says ROTC bill to cost gov't P38 billion a year if passed

Aug 22, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian says the proposed Reserve Officers' Training Corps bill would cost the government nearly as much as the free tuition law

NOT CHUMP CHANGE. Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said that the estimated amount for the ROTC bill is as expensive as the free tuition law. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bato dela Rosa flares up at activist during ROTC hearing

Aug 22, 2019 - 4:27 PM

The senator flies into a rage when a youth activist contrasted the possible release of rape-murder convict Antonio Sanchez, with killings in the war on drugs

UPSET. Senator Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa after the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture hearing on the ROTC Act for Senior High School on August 22, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LIVE: Senate hearing on mandatory ROTC

Aug 22, 2019 - 9:06 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte has asked Congress to ensure the passage of a bill that would make the Reserve Officers' Training Corps program mandatory for senior high school students

Imee Marcos says she is against mandatory ROTC

Jul 25, 2019 - 1:15 PM

(UPDATED) 'You don’t need to be a soldier to show your love for the country. There are other ways,' the neophyte senator says

Neophyte senator Imee Marcos faces the media at the weekly Kapihan sa Senado on July 25, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DepEd supports mandatory ROTC – Briones

Jun 13, 2019 - 7:53 PM

‘When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor through bombing, and then the Philippines was next, the first line of defense were the young ROTC graduates while our military forces were yet to be mobilized,’ says the education secretary

CADETS IN FORMATION. Competing cadets in the Ultimate ROTC Challenge 2018 attend the opening ceremony prior to the start of their respective events. Photo by the DND

Senate: No time left to pass mandatory ROTC bill despite Malacañang urgency

Jun 03, 2019 - 9:36 PM

'There is nothing in the certification which would shorten the debate on any measure,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon

THE BUDGET IMPASSE IS OVER: Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III signs the P3.767 trillion national budget for 2019 “with strong reservations,” paving the way for the transmittal of the enrolled bill to Malacañang. Accompanying Sotto are (from left): Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon, Senator Panfilo Lacson and Majority Leader Juan Miguel F. Zubiri. In his letter to President Rodrigo Duterte, Sotto sought for the disapproval of P75 billion in realignments made by the House of Representatives after the ratification of the bicameral conference committee report on the measure. (PRIB Photo by Cesar Tomambo/26 March 2019)

Duterte certifies as urgent bill on mandatory ROTC

Jun 03, 2019 - 6:55 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte certifies Senate Bill No. 2232 as urgent, saying mandatory ROTC for Grade 11 and 12 students is needed to 'invigorate' the youth's 'sense of nationalism'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte answers queries from members of the media after casting his vote for the midterm elections at the Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School in Davao City on May 13, 2019. Malacañang Photo

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Pagbebrainwash at pagkukorap ng kabataan ang ROTC

Jun 03, 2019 - 11:02 AM

Sa kagustuhang maaagang makontrol ang isip ng kabataan, ipapataw ang isang programang lumalabag sa karapatang pantao ng mga bata

House approves bill requiring ROTC for Grades 11, 12

May 20, 2019 - 6:30 PM

If passed into law, the bill would make the Reserve Officers' Training Corps program mandatory for both male and female senior high school students

SOON TO BE REQUIRED FOR SHS? A soldier of the 1st Scout Ranger Regiment of the Philippine Army instructs an ROTC cadet officer on the finer points of the M16 rifle. Photo from Wikipedia

[OPINION] Democracy under siege

Feb 23, 2019 - 10:00 AM

We must ensure that more Defenders of Democracy are voted into office this year, and that the elections are free, clean, and peaceful. And that is a fight that is in the hands of the Filipino youth, Filipino parents, and all freedom-loving citizens.

House bill requiring ROTC for Grades 11, 12 one step away from passage

Feb 06, 2019 - 6:51 PM

(UPDATED) If passed into law, the House bill would bar a senior high school student from graduating if he or she fails to complete the ROTC program

CADETS IN FORMATION. Competing cadets in the Ultimate ROTC Challenge 2018 attend the opening ceremony prior to the start of their respective events. Photo by the DND

Mandatory ROTC will expose students to corruption, says lawmaker

Dec 10, 2018 - 5:25 PM

But both the education and defense departments are backing the proposal to require ROTC for senior high school students

CADETS IN FORMATION. Competing cadets in the Ultimate ROTC Challenge 2018 attend the opening ceremony prior to the start of their respective events. Photo by the Department of National Defense

Duterte to Congress: Require ROTC for grade 11, 12 students

Nov 22, 2018 - 10:45 PM

The President says he may issue an executive order requiring ROTC, if it is legal to do so

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte is set to announce his 'personally crafted' position on the diplomatic crisis between Kuwait and the Philippines. Malacañang photo

Duterte shares the trick that got him out of ROTC

Jul 15, 2017 - 7:42 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he tricked the military registrar by submitting medical documents of another man who had a communicable disease

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Duterte tells Palaro athletes to fight for country

Apr 23, 2017 - 8:20 PM

You always ask America for help? They will not die for you Kayo ang magpakamatay [para] sa bayan natin says President Rodrigo Duterte at the opening ceremony of Palarong Pambansa 2017

GAMES BEGIN. President Rodrigo Duterte opens the Palarong Pambansa 2017 in Antique on Sunday, April 23. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Rethinking the mandatory ROTC program

Mar 02, 2017 - 10:55 AM

An under funded ROTC program is susceptible to corruption and actually breeds more distrust of government

CHED: More info needed on reviving mandatory ROTC

Aug 05, 2016 - 3:06 PM

Realistically [Duterte] wants it I don t know if he will push [for] it right away but we might as well do the groundwork says Commission on Higher Education chair Patricia Licuanan

MANDATORY? CHED chair Patricia Licuanan talks about the proposal to revive the mandatory ROTC program which has the support of President Rodrigo Duterte. File photo from Army Reserve Command's website

Duterte wants mandatory ROTC for male, female college students

Aug 02, 2016 - 6:17 PM

There s a consensus in the Duterte Cabinet that making ROTC voluntary has eroded the discipline and love for country of young Filipinos says Chief Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo

PATRIOTISM.  President Rodrigo Duterte wants  to restore mandatory military training for college students.  Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Mandatory ROTC? How about no?

Aug 02, 2016 - 5:58 PM

What we need is a better path for the socio civic involvement of the youth a path that is congruent to the challenges of the changing times

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Retired generals want ROTC back in colleges

Jul 24, 2013 - 8:49 PM

Retired military officers say there s need to strengthen our defense posture but the AFP spokesman says ROTC trainees can be tapped for disaster response

BRING BACK MANDATORY ROTC: Retired senior military officials support the revival of mandatory ROTC