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Marcos urges Congress to pass law for return of mandatory ROTC

Marcos urges Congress to pass law for return of mandatory ROTC

In his first State of the Nation Address, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. called on Congress to pass a law that would make the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program mandatory in senior high school. 

Marcos proposed that Senior High students in all public and private tertiary-level educational institutions be required to enroll in ROTC, which will produce reservists for the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

“The aim is to motivate, train, organize and mobilize the students for national defense preparedness, including disaster preparedness and capacity building for risk-related situations,” Marcos added.

This is in line with Vice President Sara Duterte’s call when she said that she hoped Marcos would include making the program mandatory.

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