Mandatory military service aprub sa AFP

Mandatory military service aprub sa AFP

January 20, 2022 @ 4:36 PM 7 months ago

MANILA, Philippines- Makatutulong umano ang implementasyon ng mandatory military service sa mga Pilipino na itanim ang kanilang pagmamahal sa bansa, ayon sa Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) nitong Huwebes.

“We welcome the proposal as this is attuned to the times while the government is faced with adversities and challenges, aligned with our aspirations for the citizenry to contribute to nation-building,” pahayag ni AFP spokesperson, Col. Ramon Zagala.

“Rendering mandatory military service will only help us to establish a base for strong armed forces, and therefore a strong nation,” patuloy niya.

Nagpahayag din ng suporta ang Department of National Defense (DND) sa panukala.

“We in the DND support the mandatory military service of 18-year-old Filipinos. There are several advantages: First, the military will have a ready and steady trained pool of reservists to defend the country and do HADR (humanitarian assistance and disaster relief) work; second, the training and discipline that they will acquire will make them better citizens; third, service to the country will be inculcated in them,” ani Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.

Subalit ani Lorenzana, maaaring humarap sa mga hamon ang naturang panukala.

“First are the funds and resources. Training camps would need to be established all over the land, and manpower and funds must be allocated to accommodate the millions who will reach the age of 18 every year. Second are the anticipated objections of those who are not inclined to serve in the military. Third, we are not on a war footing and there will be little need of a general mobilization,” paliwanag niya.

“We are already starting to implement this in the State Universities and Colleges. This program, which targets the (Grade 11 to 12) levels, will produce a huge number of youths who will form part of our reservists. We feel that the product of the ROTC program is more than sufficient to meet our requirements for warm bodies in case of conflict and in times of calamities and disasters,” dagdag pa ni Lorenzana. RNT/SA