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Mandatory ROTC

AT last, no less than President Rodrigo Duterte cognizant of his dual role as commander-in-chief, has made the call for the return of “mandatory ROTC”. The long hibernating policy issue has been kept in the drawing board of the armed and defense establishments gaining support from specific legislators only to be bulldozed by “militant” voices in the Lower House, or to be overtaken by a new Congress.

The government is pushing for the revival of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) to instill discipline and love of country among the youth amid the threat of illegal drugs in society.

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