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Should We Allow the Return of ROTC?

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Written by   335
8 months ago

So @Tiffa had just asked if our dear readers are in favor of the return of the ROTC and I am one of those who agree on this. My point is that in other countries, they mandate this as compulsory, these countries are mostly not third world countries and so why do we have to skip this?

Anyway, I am not sure though why the ROTC was no longer mandatory in high school, perhaps there were cases of abuse and I know this can't be avoided but if ever that is required again, I would encourage every single student not to be afraid but instead, to be excited about it.

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It is one of the challenging phases of secondary school but it gives the students many good lessons to carry on in life.

But so far, there have been many negative reactions and comments about this possibility. There were intense words being thrown by several students even if this was still a plan.

True enough, the kids these days are very different from those back then during our time, it is indeed a different generation. I see kids these days as very entitled, and I believe that social media and the things we see online have a huge influence on them.

Also, a lot of these students are weak in terms of emotional and even physical aspects, I won't say sorry about this, this is my personal take and what I had observed. There are so many reports of students attempting to end their lives because of stress from studies, family issues, love life, and more. I do understand there are so many aspects to why they resorted to that but perhaps things would be different if these kids are exposed instead to personality improvement stuff, sports, community voluntarism, and more.

I am not generalizing and my heart goes to those who are going through hard times emotionally, but our society got to do whatever we can do to build young people who are strong and empowered.

As the cliche goes, it takes a village to raise a child. It is not just the parents' responsibility although they are the main ones who should initiate what's best for their children, our government, and our educational system has to do something too. After all, our children, our teenagers spend six to eight hours a day with our teachers and educators, given that they are already in a face-to-face situation at school. But what kids these days are into is all about social media and online games, unfortunately, again this may not be applicable to all.

Let’s admit it, there are disadvantages of too much exposure to the internet. This generation has been so exposed that they think that their lives depend on them. I heard of stories about students who won’t go to school without a cellphone, this was way before the pandemic though. There are others who are not answering their modules because they are busy memorizing Tiktok dance crazes.

Others are also into online games just like my niece. She’d go hiding in her blanket at night just so she could play Roblox or other games in secret, even after playing all day long. We had caught her watching these video logs online which are not suitable for her age, like the words being spoken are not good and we advised her to be cautious about what she's watching online.

I know the pandemic had caused these students to need to be in front of their computers or tablets but we can’t monitor them 24/7. It’s quite challenging and staying indoors as well is another cause of them just resorting to facing their digitals.

I must say that way back in high school, when I joined the ROTC, I felt like it was something that I have to overcome, a phase in my life that I was afraid about because of what the other students had shared, of experiencing pain during the training, getting harsh treatments from the higher ranking cadets but looking back, it was in fact a fun experience and with it, I had built camaraderie among my schoolmates, those who were ahead of us and of whom belong to different class sections, I get to become friends with them all.

Aside from that, I was able to develop and strengthen my physical strength. It is good training, it will surely give students a lot of lessons.

If you disagree with this, I respect your choice, this is just my point of view.


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Sabi nga ng iba, ayaw nila ng ROTC pero sumasali sa mga fraternities at sororities. Ayaw nilang magbilad sa init, pero gusto nilang kumain ng sili, hazing at iba pang mga sakit sa katawan. Ako pabor ako dyan sa ROTC. Pero kailangan ding bantayan kung minsa ang mga commandant. Minsan kasi (o parati), ginagawa nilang fraternity ang ROTC.

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8 months ago

sa init, pero gusto nilang kumain ng sili, hazing at iba pang mga sakit sa katawan. Ako pabor ako dyan sa ROT

tama sir may point ka and same tayo ng sentiments .. need talaga may bantay yan kasi prone to abuse din

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8 months ago

Ako pabor ako sis. Kung bata bata pa ako like teenager, baka sumali ako hehe. Interesting kasi yung mga military stuff for me. And also, reserve lang naman.

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8 months ago

ako sis. Kung bata bata pa ako like teenager, baka sumali ako hehe. Interesting kasi yung mga military stuff for me. And

tama ka jan sis at least diba may alam na

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8 months ago

I think CAT sa highschool and ROTC sa college. I agree with you momsh na magandang training ground ito for young adults, however hindi lahat kaya ihandle. Like me, akala ko nung college ako kaya ko magbilad sa arawan ng matagal pero ang ending ko eh laging nahihimatay. May medic option naman dn sa ROTC namin noon na di ko naisip salihan para di nako nabilad sa araw.

Pero ang mahirap kasi sa mga pinoy, we tend to abuse power tulad ng ibang pulis. Case to case basis pa dn siguro and students should be given option. Like nung highschool ako, naggirlscout ako kaya di na kami nagCAT. Sa college may CWTS /community service dn na option. Hindi dn kasi lahat ng pinoy eh disiplinado kaya nauuwi sa abuse ng power once they can. If they will push this through sana lang ang mga leaders sa institution eh disiplinado din.

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8 months ago

tama ka momsh..cat pala ang ibig ko sabihin hehe nung highschool..

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8 months ago

Valiant Victors....mao jud na tawag sa amo sauna.. na experience nako ang ROTC college ko kay pag highscool namo CAT man to ako naagian. Grabe kanindot sa experience although kapoy but enjoy kaayo. Especially ineg graduate nimo and engnun ka mo We are proud of you, cadets..

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8 months ago

Hehe CAT d ay na akong naagianhehehe

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8 months ago

nindot jud na nga experience sad ang CAT unya additional points pa jud

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8 months ago

hehe korek momsh

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8 months ago

Yes, bring it back. Discipline starts in the home but are we all doing what we can to inculcate such practice in our kids? I don't think so. I hope ROTC minus the abuse will have a positive impact on kids especially respecting authority and disciplining them.

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8 months ago

Yes sir

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8 months ago

For me dapat tlga maibalik to para di nagiging pabebe mga kabataan ngayon saka di ung bad na babad na naman sa mga gadget. Noon kasi walang socmed kaya no choice sila skaa di madali noon pagrarant sa fb.

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8 months ago

d na naman sa mga gadget. N

true sis

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8 months ago

ROTC was mandatory before and became an optional subject nlng because of military abuse which resulted to multiple cases of death. If this becomes mandatory again, I really hope na the trainings come with intense supervisions. Abusado man gud kaayo ang uban.

And also, applicable lang ni sya to those who are capable physically lang unta. 2 years pajud ni no, kung matinuod tong ingon ni Sara, ma extend napud ang high school, dagdag gastos and samot na ka tapulan mga students ana. Maglisod naman gani og human sa K-12. Haha

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8 months ago

Yes ang mga naay health issues adto jd na sila sa dili hago

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8 months ago

I'm also UP for jt. Nakakasad nga diko tu naabot before. Ate ko naabot ang ganito ee tsk. Ang sayang experience sana if ever. Baka mas strong pa kesa ngayon if na experience ko tu.

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8 months ago

Yes yes madam

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8 months ago

I am for allowing the ROTC back in. You are right with your observations about kids these days. i am for freedom of expression but I also am for taking responsibility along with that freedom. Kids these days are easily emotionally pulled by popular ideals only because they see it in soc med. But if they move out from the front of their screens and do get involved they will probably course their respect properly.

Sabi ko nga at least with the mandatory military service, they would have that little vision of how their k pop stars lived. Not just grand but with discipline.

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8 months ago

bi ko nga at least with the mandatory military service, they would have that little vision of how their k pop stars lived. Not just grand b

true sis.. i believe you can better explain this too.. i am out of words ..haha

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8 months ago

Wala miy CAT sa high school namo dai, CWTS rajud. Kapoy kaayo sigeg panglimpyo kada Friday. Haha pero pagabot ug college, gidiretso kog enroll sa CWTS tungod kay bae ko. Pagkamao nako, nagwithdraw jud daun ko ug nag-add ug ROTC tapos nag-officer pako then nagextend pako as Advanced officer.

Mao jud toy pinakalingaw sa college nako dai. Makadomdom ko kay magkatawa man jud ko ui bahalag kapoy kaau ang training. Sat and Sun pa basta officer. Negative kaau ila pagtan-aw sa ROTC, naa man tana kay freedom to choose unsa ka - mahimung element or officer ba, driller or intelligence. If masakiton, naay para saimu, dili maguol kay dili ka painitan jud. Pero ang punto ana, training not just physical but mental, emotional, and social aspect jud. Makahunahuna pod ko what if naay katay mahitabo, then possible jud na nga naay sumbong2 tapos abuse of power na daun, mogawas napod ang freedom and rights.

hala ui, ganahan nuon ko magsulat pod about ani ai. daghan kog mayawyaw basta ani ai. basta ako pro jud ko sa ROTC or CAT.

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8 months ago

n nuon ko magsulat pod about ani ai. d

hhhehe mao jd dai..kun naay sakit or what kay pwede ra jd dili maapil sa field... maau kay nag ROTC ka dai..

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8 months ago

Super agree sis, masaya kaya yan. Iba na kabataan ngayon lack of discipline tapos ung iba feeling entitled pa. Hays dami sa social media kung makakuda akala mo eh mas may alam pa sa nakakatanda.

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8 months ago

lage sis noh? lahi raman gud ilng gidak an ron sis...

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8 months ago

Yes sis I agree with your point, and I must say yes to ROTC also because it was our training ground or I must say it's a training ground for our children, and it was different feelings if we have the training, it boasts our strong mentality and the same time to empower our capabilities about our society.

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8 months ago

high five dear.

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