National Youth Commission (NYC) urges PBBM to bring back mandatory ROTC, CAT, scouting

National Youth Commission (NYC) urges PBBM to bring back mandatory ROTC, CAT, scouting


It would seems the comeback is just awaiting the approval of the President.

The National Youth Commission (NYC) has made public its wishes to make President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to issue an executive order making military training a requirement in college and senior high school.

The NYC also wants mandatory scouting program in elementary schools, saying the training will instill nationalism and discipline among students.

(VSU.EDU.PH website photo)

NYC Chairman Roland Cardema said the Philippines is a disaster-prone archipelago battered by typhoons, floods, earthquakes and communist insurgency.

Being a country that is prone to natural disasters the need to start training the millions of Filipino youth toward disaster preparedness, good citizenship and national defense as well as for them to have “a strong sense of nationalism.”

Cardema said the youth programs were prioritized during the time of Marcos’ father, the late president Ferdinand Marcos Sr.
“It (program) created a sense of nationalism, discipline and preparedness among the generations of young Filipinos that can easily be tapped by the government to help the country in times of need,” he said.


Countries with Mandatory Military Training



The national service program in Singapore, which helped it transform into a first world country.

Cardema noted that in South Korea, all boys including movie stars and sons of tycoons are required to serve in the frontlines for two years, an experience that he said “gives a sense of pride and military preparedness among all their male citizens, all of whom are reservists and veterans.

“In Israel, even with all neighboring countries united in invading Israel were no match for the mandatory military training of all Israel citizens, girls and boys, all their citizens are soldiers and defenders,” Cardema said.

The population of the Philippines is far bigger than Singapore, South Korea or Israel, he said.





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