Saturday, July 20, 2024

Tag: ROTC Extra

Reform or abolish

DIFFERENT sectors have been clamoring for the abolition of the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) since the murder of Mark Welson Chua, the UST Engineering student who exposed the alleged rampant corruption in the University’s program.

Various student groups have called the ROTC corrupt, irrelevant, oppressive, and senseless. They believe that students would be more productive if they would engage in community service programs.

Exposing the cancer

The Varsitarian looks back to the events that have cast a pall on the future of ROTC.

16 December 1999

The Varsitarian publishes a Special Reports article titled “In the Line of Fire,” which details anomalies and irregularities in the ROTC.

December 2000

Daddy’s letter to a fallen soldier

my dear mark,

Son, I know you are in a better place. Our father is taking care of you now. I miss you though, I wish God had given us more time together. You’ve taught me a lot, thought I was the one teaching you. You believed in your ideals and you gave your life willingly. I admire you for that.

Lead witness in Chua slay retracts testimony

THE LEAD witness in the Mark Welson Chua murder case recanted his testimony and said that the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) officers coached him to implicate UST Reserved Officers Training Corps (UST-ROTC) administrative officers as masterminds in the killing of the Mechanical Engineering student who exposed the anomalies in the University’s military training program.

AFP ‘black propaganda’ vs GMA, Sin exposed

FORMER UST-ROTC Commandant Maj. Demy Tejares accused the former head of the ROTC in Metro Manila of conducting a smear campaign against Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin and President Macapagal-Arroyo at the height of the illegal gambling payoffs scandal that overwhelmed the country late last year.

Cueto: ROTC, mahalaga

DAHIL sa mga problemang kinakaharap ng Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) ngayon, susuriin ng Varsitarian, kasama ang isang dating opisyal nito sa UST, hindi lamang ang mga pangyayaring nagaganap sa kasalukuyan. Binalik-tanawan din ang kasaysayan nito upang magkaroon ng mas malawak na pananaw tungkol sa isyu.

Sa panayam ng Varsitarian, isinalaysay ni Arch. Manuel Cueto, Cadet Adjutant ng ROTC sa UST noong 1957, ang kanyang mga karanasan. Ipinahayag niya rin ang kalungkutan ukol sa kontrobersyang kinakaharap ng ROTC.

Pagsaludo sa kasaysayan ng hukbo

SIYAM na buwan na ang nakalilipas mula nang magpuyos ang kontrobersya tungkol sa Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) sa Unibersidad. At hanggang ngayon, patuloy pa rin itong lumilikha ng ingay na siyang dahilan kung bakit higit na pinag-uusapan ang ROTC ngayon. Dahil dito, binalikan ng Varsitarian ang makulay nitong kasaysayang sa Unibersidad din nagsimula, mahigit 230 taon na ang nakalilipas.

“Muy Leal”

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