Former President Duterte calls on youth to support gov’t through mandatory ROTC

Former President Duterte calls on youth to support gov’t through mandatory ROTC

FORMER President Rodrigo Duterte gave practical life advice to the youth, urging them to support the government in its endeavor to make the ROTC, mandatory.

The former president told the youth that although they do not see the importance of the ROTC, they will soon realize it in the future.

“My children, listen to me. The government, we have to support your government and one of those things are to go into an exercise which you hate because you will have to wake up in the morning. When the time comes, when you become a father and mother, or when a war erupts now,  you will stumble, and who will you call? Where will you go? You will realize that this ROTC, which you’ve already gone through, will be there for you. You can never tell life. It’s not all fun and glory, it is there. That’s what you don’t realize,” FPRRD stated.

It can be remembered that the ROTC is no longer mandatory in the Philippines, but many groups and legislators are pushing to make it mandatory again amid geopolitical turmoil including the Israel-Palestine conflict and the worsening tensions between China and Taiwan.

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