4 months ROTC bill not likely to be passed by Senate in 17th Congress MB
By Vanne Terrazola The proposed measure requiring senior high school students to undergo military training might not hurdle Senate within the 17th Congress. This was according to Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, who, on Tuesday, cited their lack of time for the deliberation of the planned imposition of a mandatory Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) for Grade 11 and Grade 12 students. Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian, during their session Monday night, endorsed Senate Bill No. 2232 which seeks to mandate the “institutionalization, development, training, organization, and administration of basic ROTC in Grades 11 and 12 in public and private educational ... more