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February 6, 2023

Love of country should be inherent as a Filipino: Sen. Francis “Tol” Tolentino says that while he agrees with the suggestion that the country's basic education system needs some rectifications, it should not affect proposals to reinstate the mandatory Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC). During the resumption of the Higher, Technical and Vocational Education subcommittee's hearing on ROTC Monday, February 6, 2023, Tolentino maintained that having a good education is not a requirement for military training, but it can go hand in hand. “It (basic education) is not a requirement to love your country. It is not required that you have a high grade in algebra or even in basic English. To love your country should be inherent as a Filipino,” Tolentino said. (Voltaire F. Domingo/Senate PRIB)