After Bato’s outburst, Galvez assures DND ‘fully supports’ ROTC revival
The Department of National Defense (DND) “fully supports” the revival of the mandatory Reserve Officers Training Course (ROTC) in higher education institutions (HEIs) which is now being discussed by lawmakers.
This was the assurance given by Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. on Saturday, Jan. 28, following an outburst by Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa at a hearing on the proposed legislation that would make ROTC mandatory in colleges and universities.
“The DND fully supports and greatly appreciates the enthusiasm of our legislators led by Sen. Ronald dela Rosa in pushing for the law and we commit to take an active part in the legislative process through our full cooperation and inputs, whenever and wherever they are needed,” Galvez said in a statement.
At a hearing of the Senate Committee on Higher, Technical, and Vocational Education last Wednesday, Jan. 25, dela Ros