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Para may alam sa bakbakan! Dick wants revival of ROTC legalized

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Para may alam sa bakbakan! Dick wants revival of ROTC legalized

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Senator Richard Gordon wants all Filipino citizens, at least 18 years of age and had completed the basic military training, to form part of the citizens’ service corps.

He supports the earlier call of President Rodrigo Duterte to revive the revival of the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC).

Gordon filed in May 2017 Senate Bill No. 1417, or the Citizen Service Act of 2017 which calls for the revival of the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC).

He filed the measure “to foster patriotism and nationalism among the youth.”

SBN 1417 requires all college students and those of technical vocational (tech-voc) courses to undergo basic citizen service training.

It provides that full time basic citizen service training (Basic Training) for at least six weeks will be encouraged of all Filipino citizens and mandatory for all Filipino students, male and female, enrolled in baccalaureate degree courses or technical vocational courses.

Gordon said it seeks “to inculcate in the youth patriotism and nationalism, and encourage their involvement in public and civic affairs.”

“The Constitution recognizes the vital role of the youth in nation building and seeks to promote and protect their physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual, and social well-being,” he said.

Likewise, noting that the country faces a “buffet of disasters,” both natural and man-made, he stressed the importance of having an army of reserved officers who could be called upon and mobilized to assist in matters of external and territorial defense, internal security and peace and order, and disaster risk reduction and management.

“It is the prime duty of the government to serve and protect the people,” the senator from Olongapo said.

He said the Constitution empowers the government to call upon the people to defend the State and render personal military or civil service.

“To provide implementing legislation to these basic tenets in the Constitution, this bill proposes to require basic citizen service training, establish the citizen service corps, and creates the citizen service commission for this purpose,” he said.

SBN 1417 proposes to require basic citizen service training, establish the citizen service corps, and create the citizen service commission to create a pool of trained members of the Corps who can render personal military or civil service in times of war, lawlessness, and calamities and disasters.

Source: su.edu.ph

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