After statement like ROTC violates international law, Senator Risa Hontiveros was also quoted ROTC also violates another UN law against conscription of minors in the military service.
Lawyer Trixie Cruz-Angeles made a shout out to the madame senator to educate her that there was no provision in the senate and house bill stating that military conscription is required to those who take ROTC.
Angeles said that ROTC is a training program. It prepares citizens -civilians- for readiness to provide military service when necessary. For example, foreign invasion.
Angeles assured Hontiveros that the AFP has rules preventing minors from enlisting in the military. A minor may start his military training before they become of age. When they reach the right age, they can start the military service. It is only compulsory in time of national need.
Check out Trixie Cruz-Angeles full FB post.
Sabi ni Sen. Hontiveros, violation daw ng UN Protocols against conscription of minors in the military service ang Senate Bill on ROTC.
Madame, binasa ko yung bill ng Senado at ng House, wala naman pong nakalagay dun na compulsory military service ang mga mag ROTC.
Ganito po yun. This is a training program. It prepares citizens — CIVILIANS — for readiness to provide military service should the country need it.
May rules ang AFP na hindi makakapasok sa military ang minors, pero pwede sila mag umpisa ng training before they become of age. When of age, pwede magumpisa ang service. BUT it is compulsory only when there is a call issued in times of national need.
There are safeguards against bullying and hazing (totally unnecessary kasi may mga batas na on these) so…whats the problem?
Hontiveros’ statement on ROTC has elicited negative remarks on Facebook.
Netizen Roman Chavez Valencia says it’s better of Risa to return to her former job as as street parliamentarian.
Hay Risa balik ka na lng sa pagrarally sa kalsada. Hindi naaabot ng naVirus mong utak ang trabaho sa Senado. Tamad ka pa magbasa.
Netizen Ron Batz Robles says Hontiveros is not a patriot but only fights for her personal interest.
Hay naku, etong klaseng senador ay di na makabayan kundi pansariling interes lang pinairal para lang may masabi pero di ang saloobin ng bayan.
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