“As the saying goes, ‘It is better tobe a warrior in a garden than a gardener in a war’ which in my opinion suggeststhat it is best that a country’s workforce are military-trained,” Salanga said. The event featured the silent drillcompetition among the best cadets in the Philippine Military Academy,Philippine National Police Academy, Philippine Merchant Marine Academy,Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific, Philippine Army Officer CandidateSchool, Philippine Navy Officer Candidate School, and the Philippine Air Force OfficerCandidate School.(With a report from PNA/PN) Through military training, youngpeople can develop their physical, moral, intellectual, and social well-beingand get involved in public and civic affairs, he added. Around 2,500 cadets from selectedcolleges and universities and uniformed personnel attended an ROTC summit atthe Quirino Grandstand in Manila on Dec. 20. “The ROTC program will inculcatepatriotism, nationalism and discipline among the youth,” said Salanga, who wasalso a former ROTC cadet. “I’m in favor of reviving the ROTC aspart of the curriculum. I think it’s a laudable legislative endeavor. I willadvocate the return of ROTC,” he added on Wednesday, saying he learneddiscipline and respect from ROTC in college. He added those who have militarytraining as students can defend the country if needed. Councilor Al Victor Espino, chairmanof police matters and peace and order, believed that undergoing the mandatorymilitary training would instill discipline and respect for hierarchy amongstudents. BACOLOD City – Two city councilorshere have expressed their support to the bill reinstating the Reserve Officers’Training Corps (ROTC) in public and private senior high schools as a way toinculcate values among the Filipino youth. High school cadets participate during the 11th Bago City Invitational Fancy Drill Competition in Negros Occidental on Nov. 5. Two members of the Bacolod City Council on Dec. 18 expressed their support to the bill reinstating the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps in public and private senior high schools. THE CITYBRIDGE/BAGO CITY NEWSLETTER It was led by the Office of thePresident through the Presidential Management Staff and the PresidentialSecurity Group, in coordination with the Department of National Defense and theArmed Forces of the Philippines, through the Office of the Reservist andRetiree Affairs. Meanwhile, city councilor IsraelSalanga said he also supports the proposed law for mandatory ROTC – thepriority legislation of President Rodrigo Duterte.