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February 6, 2023

Dela Rosa: ROTC will not be fully militaristic: Sen. Ronald “Bato” M. Dela Rosa presides over the resumption of the public hearing of the Subcommittee on Higher, Technical and Vocational Education Monday, February 6, 2023 on the proposed reinstatement of the mandatory Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC). During the hearing, Dela Rosa allayed fears that the renewed ROTC program would focus only on militarism ideology. "The ROTC program is not wholly dedicated to militaristic policies. There will also be disaster preparedness and response, moral values, personal discipline, adherence to the Constitution and respect for human rights, among others. All of these will be included in the ROTC program, not only militarism," Dela Rosa said. (Voltaire F. Domingo/Senate PRIB)