Suporta sa mandatory ROTC ni Sara lumalakas

Suporta sa mandatory ROTC ni Sara lumalakas

June 28, 2022 @ 8:32 AM 2 months ago


MANILA, Philippines – Patuloy na lumalakas at lumalaki ang suporta ng panawagan ni Vice President at incoming Education Secretary Sara Duterte-Carpio na muling ibalik ang
mandatory Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).

Sa katunayan, may mga mambabatas at education officials ang nagpahayag ng kanilang pagsuporta sa mandatory ROTC na ito ni Duterte.

Sa isang panayam, sinabi ni incoming Quezon City Rep. Arjo Atayde na ang nasabing panukala ay “interesting” subalit kailangan ng masusing pagsusuri upang matiyak ang makabubuti at makagagaling sa mga mag-aaral.

“To be honest, noh, there [are] interesting pros and cons to it. We have to look into it, we just started… If departments slowly were actually meeting committees as a team, [in] Congress, hopefully, we would come up with the right decision where the majority, or whatever it is that people want and more than what they want, is what they need,” ani Atayde.

Nauna rito, nangako naman si Senador Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa na muling ihahain ang nasabing batas na naglalayong itulak ang mandatory ROTC na nauna na niyang inihain noong 18th Congress.

Handa aniya siya na “to author a bill” alinsunod sa panukala ng bise-presidente.

“I am willing to author such a bill na gusto nila, ‘yung version na gusto ni Vice President Inday Sara,” ayon kay Dela Rosa sa isang panayam.

Suportado naman ni Commission on Higher Education Chairperson Prospero “Popoy” De Vera III ang ROTC sa university level.

“Remember I was an ROTC officer when I was a student at UP, and I know on a personal level how the training and discipline that I got from the ROTC officer helped me develop myself when I continued and left university,” ani DE Vera.

Gayunman, hihintayin nila ang mga mambabatas na magpalabas ng kalatas para sa kanilang bersyon.

“We’ll have to wait for the bill to be filed in congress so that the commission can give its proper comments on the contents of the bill, it’s a little bit early to comment without a copy of the actual bill than is filed, but as a general principle I support the ROTC at the university level,” aniya pa rin.

Umaasa naman si Duterte na magiging bahagi ng legislative agenda ng incoming administration sa ilalim ni President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. ang mandatory ROTC. Kris Jose