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Certified as urgent - Mandatory ROTC for grades 11 & 12 gets the nod of President Duterte

After a 'thorough' discussion with the members of his cabinet earlier this afternoon, President Duterte has decided to approve the reinstatement of ROTC (Reserved Officers Training Course) in Grades 11 and 12 of the country's public and private schools.
Photo courtesy of dlsu.edu.ph, A.R.T. Andin - PTPA Krissia Luchansky
"The approval by the President which came after the members discussed the issue thoroughly," Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol said on his Facebook page.

"Following a presentation by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana proposing an amendment to Republic Act 7077 to make ROTC mandatory. Lorenzana said ROTC instills patriotism, love of country, moral and spiritual values, respect for human rights and adherence to Constitution," he added.

ROTC programs were halted in 2001 after a series of scandals rocked the government. One of which was the death of a student from Manila who died due to hazing.

That case paved the way for the creation of the Anti-Hazing Law to deter any kind of hazing activities.

"The strict implementation of the Anti-Hazing Law was among the measures presented to avoid the repeat of hazing deaths," Secretary Piñol said.

The bill will now be forwarded to Congress and Senate and certified as Urgent by President Duterte.

Certified as urgent - Mandatory ROTC for grades 11 & 12 gets the nod of President Duterte Certified as urgent - Mandatory ROTC for grades 11 & 12 gets the nod of President Duterte Reviewed by Raelyn Luchansky on 8:30:00 AM Rating: 5

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