War talk prompts House Bill seeking compulsory military service for Filipino college kids

Those who want to abolish ROTC must provide compelling reasons why they think society can progress without it. There are many benefits to military training: patriotism, moral guidance, promotion of martial values (endurance, courage, unity, cohesiveness, proficiency, loyalty, brotherhood/sisterhood, sacrifice), physical fitness, and skills development. Weekly military training over a two-year period hones the youths’ energy, dedication, and commitment to common ideals and virtues. It gives them a standard on how to perform properly in difficult situations. Without military training, there is a tendency for freedom-loving youth to become anarchic, self-centered, and disconnected from their neighbors. Basic military training (without weapons) can support and enhance high-school and college education goals and will result in a more disciplined and organized society. Advanced military training (learning logistics, strategy, tactics, military engineering, and combat skills) will develop military leaders who have the knowledge, expertise, and experience to defend the country against armed threats. A big argument for having a strong combat capability is: It’s better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.
House bills seek revival of compulsory military training for college students

With tensions mounting over regional territorial disputes, some lawmakers have revived proposals to make the Reserve Officers Training Corps mandatory again for college students, so that the country would have a pool of capable officers to provide military service should the need arise.

The House Committee on National Defense and Security is scheduled to tackle the proposal during the first week of December, but the matter could turn out to be a contentious one as a counter-proposal to abolish the ROTC is also to be taken up.


Ted Perez
Selwyn, other than marching around school grounds, what did ROTC in your school involve? did you (or anyone else) have, say, basic weapons proficiency training w/ firing…? i suppose some parents will not be okay with schools having stored weapons & ammo?! perhaps, we, as a nation, should take advantage of the fact that our country is surrounded by water, and that a would be invader would need to transport troops by sea & air…. so, it becomes necessary to have 24-hour all-weather air & maritime radar & surveillance systems…. and hopefully, someday soon, our own spy satellite which can keep tabs on where ships & planes & troops are…. we will also need weapons delivery platform systems that can neutralize sea & airborne threats. since, we can’t afford expensive boats & aircraft…. it may be possible to develop / acquire instead interceptor-hunter UAVs equipped with missiles…. perhaps ROTC should gear up for training with such tech?! i see it can even be like a video game! the UAV bases will be scattered in secret remote & secure locations…. hopefully someone with clusters or stars on his/her collar is pushing for something similar! just my two-cents
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One Response to “War talk prompts House Bill seeking compulsory military service for Filipino college kids”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Militarising the kids is happening here too, has anyone else noticed how creepy the similarity to nazi Germany we have become in the last few years?

    Today I witnessed a Christmas parade run by the local Common Purpose council with the army band and various other uniformed Hitler Jugend types, with Santa marching in front!! FFS.

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