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“Dagdag bayarin, ROTC buwagin !!!”


This is a call for all the Filipino cadets in the Philippines, let us all be united and join the campaign for the abolition of the ROTC training in the Philippines. Enough is enough, ROTC is just a waste of money, source of corruption, waste of time and most of all it violates our human rights. So please support the campaign for the abolition of ROTC.

July 22, 2002 - Militant student groups will participate in the President's State of the Nation Address. One of the student militant group's agenda includes the issue of the NSTP.

Remembering what happened on July 1, 2001

On July 1, 2001, thousands of college students and cadets staged a mass walkout from their ROTC training to show their dismay, their hate and to call for the immediate abolition of the ROTC training. Cadets from different colleges and universities from Metro Manila participated in the mass walkout which was led by student groups and other organizations. “Dagdag bayarin, ROTC buwagin!” and “Abolish ROTC!” became the battle cry of the cadets this day.


One year after the July 1, 2001 mass walkout

It is now exactly 1 year since the mass walkout for the abolition of ROTC, have you guys forgotten the real reasons why we participated in the mass walkout? Is NSTP the answer to all this useless junk? They said that NSTP is also known as Optional ROTC therefore, students should have alternatives and choices but why are they still being forced to take the military training? Is this the essence of Optional ROTC? Male students have no choice but to enroll military training (MTS) because of the small quota allotted for the LES and the CWS. Are we going to totally forget all the anomalies and all the questions, which were left unanswered regarding the ROTC training?

Republic Act No. 9163, which was signed on Jan. 23, 2002, is an act establishing the National Service Training Program (NSTP) for tertiary level students, amending for the purpose, Republic Act No. 7077 and Presidential Decree No. 1706, and for other purposes.

Goodbye ROTC ! Hello NSTP ? Women students obliged to take NSTP?

The government has already completed the plans that will facilitate the implementation of the National Service Training Program (NSTP) which will replace the current ROTC program. NSTP will be mandating all freshman college level students to become cadets who will be trained under the National Service Training Program, starting school year 2002-2003. The program also prescribes that women students will also be mandated to take the said course.


* MARCH 15 - MARCH 18, 2001- Mark Chua, 19 yrs. old, a sophomore mechanical engineering student of the University of Sto. Tomas was kidnapped and was brutally murdered after exposing the anomalies in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program at the university. On March 18, 2001 . Mark's body was found wrapped in a carpet and floating in the Pasig River just beside Jones Bridge. His face was wrapped with packaging tape and his hands and feet were bound.