ROTC

YES to reviving mandatory ROTC Training

To all youth of our beloved motherland Philippines

Love your Country next to God, your honour, and most of all yourself. – Andrés Bonifacio y de Castro (30 November 1863 – 10 May 1897

The mandatory Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) was abolished back in 2001. By 2005 when I reached college, ROTC training was no longer compulsory for students. I am proud and no regrets that once, when I was young, I enlisted myself for the Basic Midshipman Officer Candidate Course (BMOCS) program. An essential component of the National Service Training (NSTP).It was the right choice of a lifetime. Indeed, one of the best experience and training I ever had. I couldn’t imagine myself if I did not honor such tremendous and essential opportunity. I wanted to do something challenging. I didn’t like the idea of me becoming the typical and predictable girl like everyone saw in me. Sometimes in life, you have to make uncomfortable choices. Try something new outside of your comfort zone. In the end, you will always be define by your good deeds and rational decisions in life. When your young and haven’t really accomplished anything. Making the right decisions can be so tricky. What is really smart or dumb thing to do? What stuffs that actually wastes your time and effort? Personally, you have to know what is best for yourself. Trust your personal instincts.

Importance of ROTC Training

  • Learning basic survival skills

In your hard and challenging life, it is vital to learn awareness, protection, tactical, and survival skills for both young males and females. Our society is somehow dependent on smart and robust male leaders. Well trained men ready for combat in case of civil war or national threats. Imagine a country without brave and smart men to protect the people.

Females, on the other hand can still fit on this but can find it challenging to engage in such rigid and hard training. Female physic and presence are expected to act gracefully as compensation to the male alpha. This kind of expectation limits female’s ability and opportunity to self-growth. But is doable. Hell yeah! It was fun.

It was then so provocative to think and do outside the box. When I first showed up during our first formation. All eyes were at me. As if I was not fit enough to even try.

  • Take a realistic challenge

I told myself, why only focus and follow the easy path? The way that everybody recommends you to do. It is because they believe that it is safe and comfortable. So why everyone still says, “Take Care.” It is because every endeavor you do in life, you have to keep yourself safe. Basically speaking, “Don’t Die.”

It is helpfull to think critical. Why shouldn’t one be exposed to real-life situations and struggles? Life is naturally not fair. Experience is still the best teacher. So why not follow the rocky road to life’s practical way of learning and experience?

  • Exposure and Experience

If your feeling so insecure that is normal. To feel and act over confident isn’t good either. No exposure means no experience. Doing something you haven’t done before can be always hard. Your young minds must learn to understand and train to survive horrible circumstances such as threats, national disasters, and invasions.

It is easy to be optimistic and be passive to some things that aren’t happening yet. Emergencies are unpredictable. It is never enough only to acquire knowledge and call yourself intelligent with the absence of exposure.

Example:

Our brain can respond quickly to threats with the help of “threats stimuli”. When you’re in the formation and drills, you will be told to stay focus and input, and be able to respond to incoming threats quickly. Drills and practices are short of prefabricated war feeling. You’ll be stimulated in a way that your adrenaline levels gets high to prepare your body for action.

This is a good training to be familiar and respond quickly in times of stress and vigorous actions. You body and mind prepares to avoid acute damage. Brain signals you naturally have in yourself must be pre activated. It’s like taking a vaccination to protect yourself for future sickness. So why not activate your critical survival skills now than later. Further, you’ll gain self-empowerment after every practice. Next time or in real situations you’ll know what to do. Much better than being clueless.

  • Be practical, do practical Imagine yourself marching and standing so stiff in a formation during a beautiful Saturday afternoon. When you are young “fun things” are always interesting. Practical chores are seriously dull. It can be so physically and mentally draining to occupy yourself with boring chores.

But what are more essential skills than to be able to conquer risks and terrors?

If you want to live your dreams, you have to keep yourself alive. When you cut yourself, you bleed and feels pain. We even learn “First Aid” to give us confidence and quick response to emergency?

Corruption in ROTC

If society and lawmakers believed that corruption is learned through ROTC training. Remember that corruption or crime is everywhere. It can even learned from your home. Even as a child can be vulnerable and expose to corruption in a form of neglect and abuse. A child corrupted since birth can be really damaging.

So there are many other factors that we need to consider before we can make a conclusion. When you are a teenager you need a proper guidance and skills to gain independence, freedom and possibilities to protect your own self. Not lies and nonsense predictions that life will be easy and always be safe.

To become “corrupt” is a choice. In life you’ll be tested many times to choose between right and wrong. A person or a leader exercise corruption because of his/her wrong perception of power. No one has been born bad or evil. Your environment, upbringing, and twisted mind made you so. To be good and decent is still a personal choice.

Philippines as a changing country.

If we are afraid of change, then probably we have to stop complaining why we still belong to the third world countries.

We cannot make a dead end generalization that military training is inadequate for the country, costly and completely waste of time. How about thinking more futuristic, planning for safety not just for today but to insure ourself security.

It is always your personal decision to exercise honesty, discipline, voluntarism, and nationalism. Military or non military style. But others aren’t that honest.

If you look around why we still need security guards? There is still serious trust issue. In some countries there are not that many securities guards around. Some stores even have self payment counters.

If you are firm to your self and principles, no form of fraud can seduce you.

Your choice, your future

As for the HB 8961 (The proposed Reserve Officers Training Corps Act) should be re-establish as a mandatory basic ROTC program for students enrolled in Grades 11 and 12 (students 16-17 of age).

What is the right age for ROTC training anyway? When you reach 18 years old, you technically and legally think as an adult. You then wonder to yourself, What you want to do with your life? What kind of person do you want to become?

By the time you reach 20-21 years old, you technically finish your degree, struggling to find work and stress about life’s expectations.

By the age of 30, you should be old enough to be independent, secure to your profession, needs and wants in life. To be productive and consistent is hard. It takes approximately 10 hard years to be somebody.

Isn’t it basic and pratical to be finished ROTC training by the time you reach 20 years old?

Bad and impractical choices

It seems like we haven’t really learned anything from generations and generations of being treated harshly poor by locals and foreign invaders. We give in so easily without even executing resistance.

We can wait and live our lives in such a severe shame that our society and country is lacking means of protecting itself. Instead of educating our children and youth how to be smart and brave, we became dangerously overprotective and now limiting the possibilities for us to grow as an independent nation.

Either ROTC becomes mandatory or voluntary, it is crucial for public and private students to be well prepared. One day you might need to protect yourself from harm.

I would say “YES” without a doubt that it is your primary need as a youth to be mentally and physically trained. Be a stable citizen of the Republic of the Philippines.

Personally, I don’t want to grow old or retire in our country that is weak and can be easily threatened.

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Mother’s Day

My dearest mother Lynnie

We both know, we had it rough since the beginning
I wish our love and relationship can be like in fairy tale
We will both end up with our happy endings

You often said to me, life is challenging.

I didn’t understand that, until I became a mother myself
As a woman, you nurture a child from conception, birth, onwards
Promise to fight for her/him to survive
Give a life and opportunities better than the one you had.

I wondered years questioning why you always push me hard?
Trained me so I can ” dance and sing” myself out of any hardship and trouble

Be a girl of dreams and compassion

Be smart and brave although things seem so confusing.

Coz you know life is hard and I am vulnerable

You stood as my rock and bamboo through our life’s endless struggle

Guide me through it all

You’re solid and flexible, a good example.

You’ve done it all, gave your best
Still ended up apart from your girl

How come we ended apart?

I wish I could tell.

Now we struggle time and distance
Even find it hard to agree on things

Right now, I look back and comprehend

I wouldn’t survive it all, if you weren’t there.

I wouldn’t be the woman I am right now, without you

I’m stuck with you; you’re stuck with me

We are unbreakable, can’t even find the reason to let go

No means to unlove, no reason not to care.

I will always love you
You will always love me

I am your daughter; you’ll always be my mother
For now and eternity.

Love,

Ann-e

(your wild and invincible daughter)

Litanya for this coming Philippines Election May 13, 2019

Note: Philippine presidential election 2022

Corruption is dangerous to your health and existence

Shock, confuse and hurt. You then realized and find yourself in a place between lost and happiness. Stagnant in a state of emptiness, spinning around in a roller coaster of emotions. Suffocating in every life’s expectations. Further, you lose your sleep, wake up dizzy and find it hard to even start the day.

You end up questioning your faith and existence. How unfortunate life has been? You open your eyes from nightmares but find rescue and meaning from people who are still there. Life is hard but beautiful. You always have the freedom to make the right choice. You have a rational mind and a heart of steel as your most excellent powers. Personal abilities that allows you to foresee, assess and finally understand. Remember that your life is worth saving. Get back on track, fight and win the game of losing yourself. – ang probinsyana –

 

papa

Mr. Rufino 1963 – 2016

 

 

My dearest people in the Philippines who are dumb, corrupt and delusional.

You should all be ashamed of yourself! Together you created an army of shameless emotionless and incredibly double-faced cult and killed an innocent man. A son of a war veteran who fought during World War II. Remember how many lives we already lost and will be losing again and again from this endless emotional battle?

When he died, nobody wants to take the blame. Leaving all his children hurt and sad. I wonder how you all sleep at night knowing deep inside in your system, you are all rotten? You all claim yourself decent, educated and sadly religious. Cheat and hypocrites! You all blame that it is God’s will that he ended in such an inhuman (no compassion and merciless) situation? You all self-destructive imbeciles! You all think this is some kind of a joke? Many innocent people rely on your honesty so we can actually build trust.

You are all by means from heaven to hell sick in mind, heart, and soul. There is no cure for your unhealthy behavior, and you shouldn’t be allowed to thrive. Genetically, you all have bad genes. Corrupt people have low intelligence plus lacking emotional capacity to foresee what is right or wrong. Meaning to say, by religion (belief between good and evil) and by science (theory in knowledge and society) you are all wrong and wicked. You all base your conclusions on your selfish evil perspective about life.

Sorry not sorry, but I don’t see any future in all of this mess. Child molesters and social psychopaths. Evil individuals who can’t stand a fair competition. Sayang sa mga remittance gipalada sa mga OFW tapos wlay padulngan ni tanan. This is hard for the other remaining honest Filipinos nga until now still have hopes and dreams nga atong country molambo. The Philippines, the most beautiful country in the world! Pero unethical country in many ways. I’m sad because I love you.

The worst, you all don’t see the truth yourself. The ability to self-correct or self-criticize ba since we tried back and forth many times to signify things. Mga sungayan mo tanan! Super evil na shock si Satan makig compete mo sa iyang throne. Wla namoy self-respect ug mga naay learning disability, no capacity of understanding the present and future. Dapat in the present time, we are enjoying peace and prosperity unta. Maibog mo sa other countries ngano dato sila? Wealthy countries, they love their own people. Sa ilaha there is sense of “quality of life” Para ba naay continuity sa hard work and sacrifices from this generation to the next. You have been doing it all the wrong way. There is no wealth when there is no peace. Inyong ka dato “fake” kay gikan sa kurakot.

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