The protest amplified their call against the mandatory Reserve Officers Training Corps (MROTC) and for a safe, accessible, and quality school opening.
Tags: mandatory ROTC
If indeed the Marcos II administration intends to bring back the past by, among other means, making ROTC mandatory again, 21 years after it was made an NTSP elective, it could start by first instituting the needed reforms in the program to prevent or at least reduce the corruption, abuses and violence that many associate with it.
“If hazing is happening in the Philippine Military Academy, how much more if ROTC is revived?”
Pasulong, ‘kad! Kaliwa, kaliwa, kaliwa, kanan, kaliwa.. Para sa mga nagnanais na maging pangangailangan (requirement) muli para makapagtapos sa kolehiyo ang Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), simple’t maikli lang ang tanong ko: Handa ka na bang aksayahin ang oras mo? Naabutan ko po ang panahong lahat ng mga lalaking estudyante ay kinakailangang kunin ang apat…
“We are very much enraged! The Duterte government has been consistently violating children’s rights from poverty, neglect of social services, ‘Oplan Tokhang’ to incarceration of children in conflict with the law and now they are militarizing schools and teaching children and youth to be blind followers.”